A quarter-wave plate combined with a mirror realizes a pure rotator on the reflected beam, hence it realizes the same polarization transformation of a Porro prism, which has been recently demonstrated as a universal compensator for the non-reciprocal circular birefringence present in a retracing path. In the present work, the mirrored quarter-wave plate has been experimentally proved to effectively compensate for the non-reciprocal circular birefringence introduced by a variable Faraday rotator.

Universal compensation of the non-reciprocal circular birefringence in a retracing path by a mirrored quarter-wave plate

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

Abstract

A quarter-wave plate combined with a mirror realizes a pure rotator on the reflected beam, hence it realizes the same polarization transformation of a Porro prism, which has been recently demonstrated as a universal compensator for the non-reciprocal circular birefringence present in a retracing path. In the present work, the mirrored quarter-wave plate has been experimentally proved to effectively compensate for the non-reciprocal circular birefringence introduced by a variable Faraday rotator.
Faraday rotator mirror; Non-reciprocal circular birefringence; Polarization; Quarter-wave plate; 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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