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Old Feb 26th 2014, 07:56 AM   #1
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Faraday Rotator with waveplates

Hi all

I'm trying to replicate the effect of a 45° Faraday rotator with a series of waveplates.

I've encountered some difficulties using the jones matrix notation, due to the differencies of the matrix formulas between the books I'm referring to.

The main book I'm using is: "Polarized Light" by Goldstein.

By viewing the problem on the Poincaré sphere I think the solution is a lambda/4 waveplate + lambda/4 waveplate rotated by 45°

But the matematical results via jones calculus don't support my idea.

I hope you can help me.

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Mark
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