Polarimetric investigation of materials with both linear and circular anisotropy

0950-0340

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    Abstract

    We investigate light propagation through materials with both linear and circular anisotropy and find the relation of the amplitude and polarization transfer functions to the four anisotropic characteristics: linear circular birefringence, and linear and circular dichroism. We determine these four characteristics of anisotropic samples by measuring the output intensity and polarization corresponding to different input polarization azimuths and fitting the theoretical and experimental results. In our experiments we have used films of side-chain azobenzene polyesters in which optical anisotropy had been previously induced on illumination with elliptically polarized light.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalJournal of Modern Optics
    Volume44
    Issue number9
    Pages (from-to)1643-1650
    ISSN0950-0340
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1997

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