Journal article
Ellipsometric determination of polarization-dependent transmission in resonant feedback systems



Publication Details
Authors:
Holzapfel, W.
Publication year:
2007
Journal:
Applied Optics
Pages range:
1416-1428
Volume number:
46
Start page:
1416
End page:
1428
ISSN:
0003-6935

Abstract
The polarization-dependent transmission of a basic anisotropic feedback system (Fabry-Perot resonator) is mathematically modeled by means of the Jones-matrix formalism. Detailed numerical simulations of the resonance case are performed. Small phase anisotropies as well as small polarization-dependent losses of the resonator components can be extremely amplified by resonant feedback. The amplification factors depend on the magnitudes of amplitude and phase anisotropy and their mutual interactions as well as on the polarization-independent system parameters (forward transmission, system feedback). However, for higher phase anisotropies, saturation effects occur and, therefore, the anisotropy amplification factors decrease. Our experimental investigations applying anisotropic Fabry-Perot resonators in different ellipsometer systems confirm the predicted amplification of phase and loss anisotropies in resonance operation. (c) 2007 Optical Society of America.

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