Phase retardation measurement in simple and reverse Senarmont compensators without calibrated quarter wave plates
Abstract:The modification of the Senarmont compensator is presented. It uses standard simple and reverse Senarmont setups, however, the phase retardances of unknown medium as well as the element used as a quarterwave plate in classical setups could be measured. It leads to conclusion that retardations of two unknown elements could be obtained and no calibrated quarter wave plate is needed.
Document Type: Original Article
Affiliations: Institute of Physics, Wrocław University of Technology, Wybrzeże Wyspiańskiego 27, 50-370 Wrocław, Poland
Publication date: April 1, 2002