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Depolarization of partially coherent light in liquid crystals

1Warsaw University of Technology

© 2006 Versita Warsaw. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 3.0 License. (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0)

Citation Information: Opto-Electronics Review. Volume 14, Issue 4, Pages 305–310, ISSN (Online) 1896-3757, DOI: 10.2478/s11772-006-0041-x, December 2006

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In the paper we present results of analysis of partially coherent light depolarization in two types of liquid crystals possessing linear birefringence controlled by temperature and external electric field changes. Some experimental results of degree of polarization measurements for different light sources as a superluminescent diode and a laser diode are also presented.

Keywords: depolarization of light; liquid crystals; coherency of light

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