In this communication we recognize that it is possible to cancel out the effects of the non-reciprocal circular birefringence on a retracing beam. The experimental results demonstrate that a linearly polarized beam is returned into an orthogonal state after retracing through a variable Faraday rotator, by exploiting the reflective action of a Porro prism with edge at 45 degrees with respect to the initial polarization axis, for any amount of non-reciprocal Faraday rotation.

A universal compensator for polarization changes induced by non-reciprocal circular birefringence on a retracing beam

MARTINELLI, MARIO;MARTELLI, PAOLO;FASIELLO, ANNALAURA
2016-01-01

Abstract

In this communication we recognize that it is possible to cancel out the effects of the non-reciprocal circular birefringence on a retracing beam. The experimental results demonstrate that a linearly polarized beam is returned into an orthogonal state after retracing through a variable Faraday rotator, by exploiting the reflective action of a Porro prism with edge at 45 degrees with respect to the initial polarization axis, for any amount of non-reciprocal Faraday rotation.
Birefringence; circular birefringence; Faraday rotator mirror; Non-reciprocal; Polarization; Porro prism; Retracing path; Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials; Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics; Physical and Theoretical Chemistry; Electrical and Electronic Engineering
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