Field Guide to Astronomical Instrumentation
January 1, 2015 - SPIE

This Field Guide is a concise, organized reference that explains the functions and configurations of astronomical instrumentation. It provides an overview of aspects of astronomical instrumentation from principles of general optics and optical design to optical manufacturing and systems engineering...

ASTM C1426 - Standard Practices for Verification and Calibration of Polarimeters
May 1, 2014 - ASTM

Polarimeters and polariscopes used for measuring stress in glass are described in Test Methods F218, C148, and C978. These instruments include a light source and several optical elements (polarizers, optical retarders, filters, and so forth) that require occasional cleaning, realigning, and...

ASTM F218 - Standard Test Method for Measuring Optical Retardation and Analyzing Stress in Glass
October 1, 2013 - ASTM

This test method covers the analysis of stress in glass by means of a polarimeter based on the principles developed by Jessop and Friedel (1, 2).2 Stress is evaluated as a function of optical retardation, that is expressed as the angle of rotation of an analyzing polarizer that causes...

DS/EN 61290-11-1 - Optical amplifiers - Test methods - Part 11-1: Polarization mode dispersion parameter - Jones matrix eigenanalysis (JME)
December 3, 2008 - DS

This International Standard applies to all commercially available optical amplifiers (OAs), including optical fibre amplifiers (OFAs) using active fibres, semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOAs), and planar waveguide optical amplifiers (PWOAs). Polarization-mode dispersion (PMD) causes an optical...

Optical Rheometry of Complex Fluids
June 29, 1995 - OUP

Preface The use of optical methods to study the dynamics and structure of complex polymeric and colloidal liquids subject to external fields has a long history. The choice of an optical technique is normally motivated by the microstructural information it provides, its sensitivity, and dynamic...