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6 May 2009 Polarization-holographic diffraction element for complete analysis of light
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Polarization-holographic element on the basis of diffraction gratings with different profile of anisotropy for complete analysis of light, namely definition of all Stokes parameters of polarization ellipse is described. The polarizationholographic elements have many advantages compared to conventional devices of polarization optics: they make it possible to carry out the polarization analysis and transformation of light in real time; they operate in a wide spectral range without any need of modulation. A single element of the kind is as effective as the whole set of conventional analogues in polarization optics. We investigated the polarization-holographic gratings recorded by linearly polarized beams, and analyzed polarization of diffracted beams. For the recording, we used polarization-sensitive materials based on azodyes introduced in polymer matrices, developed by us. A complete analysis of the light, including the degree of polarization became also feasible with the help of polarization-holographic element based on the different type of polarization-holographic gratings.
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Barbara Kilosanidze and George Kakauridze "Polarization-holographic diffraction element for complete analysis of light", Proc. SPIE 7358, Holography: Advances and Modern Trends, 73580A (6 May 2009);

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