Full Content is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >
Proceedings Article

Conical refraction: an experimental introduction

[+] Author Affiliations
Todor K. Kalkandjiev, Maria A. Bursukova

Conerefringent Optics SL (Spain)

Proc. SPIE 6994, Photon Management III, 69940B (April 25, 2008); doi:10.1117/12.780793
Text Size: A A A
From Conference Volume 6994

  • Photon Management III
  • John T. Sheridan; Frank Wyrowski
  • Strasbourg, France | April 07, 2008

abstract

We outline some general properties of the conerefracted (CR) beam - a beam passed along an optic axis of biaxial crystal. The intensity of the incident beam is assumed to have a propagation z -axis of cylindrical symmetry and a symmetry plane z = 0. The CR beam also has a symmetry plane Z = 0 and two kinds of axial symmetries with common Z -axis; besides, it possesses two focal planes Z = ±Z F. The familiar light ring is best resolved at Z = 0. Some of the beam transformation rules can be "seen" as known from the geometrical or Gaussian optics. We present for the first time experiments with two consecutive crystal elements. In this case the exit beam splits in two CR beams and their parameterization is given by explicit formulas. The experimentally deduced rules are simple but not trivial.

© (2008) COPYRIGHT SPIE--The International Society for Optical Engineering. Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
Citation

Todor K. Kalkandjiev and Maria A. Bursukova
"Conical refraction: an experimental introduction", Proc. SPIE 6994, Photon Management III, 69940B (April 25, 2008); doi:10.1117/12.780793; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.780793


Access This Proceeding
Sign in or Create a personal account to Buy this proceeding ($15 for members, $18 for non-members).

Figures

Tables

NOTE:
Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.

Related Book Chapters

Topic Collections

Advertisement


  • Don't have an account?
  • Subscribe to the SPIE Digital Library
  • Create a FREE account to sign up for Digital Library content alerts and gain access to institutional subscriptions remotely.
Access This Proceeding
Sign in or Create a personal account to Buy this proceeding ($15 for members, $18 for non-members).
Access This Proceeding
Sign in or Create a personal account to Buy this article ($15 for members, $18 for non-members).
Access This Chapter

Access to SPIE eBooks is limited to subscribing institutions and is not available as part of a personal subscription. Print or electronic versions of individual SPIE books may be purchased via SPIE.org.