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29 June 1988 Polarization Analysis Of Optical Systems
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Proceedings Volume 0891, Polarization Considerations for Optical Systems; (1988)
Event: 1988 Los Angeles Symposium: O-E/LASE '88, 1988, Los Angeles, CA, United States
For the majority of optical systems it is typically assumed that the transmitted wave-front has uniform (or Gaussian) amplitude and constant polarization state. This is the default assumption of geometrical optics. This paper considers methods suitable for ana-lyzing systems where this assumption is not valid. Such methods of polarization analysis include polarization ray tracing and polarization aberration theory. Definitions of the basic classes of polarization phenomena and a review of the Jones calculus are included to form a basis for the discussion.
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Russell A. Chipman "Polarization Analysis Of Optical Systems", Proc. SPIE 0891, Polarization Considerations for Optical Systems, (29 June 1988);


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