Polarization Question

On: Tue, Nov 12, 02 11:07:24 PM

That One Guy wrote:

If I was to use a two beam holography set-up. Cd I polarize the reference beam and leave the object beam at its original polarization, and still obtain a hologram?


andy peters - Sat, Nov 30, 02 04:32:49 PM

1)You would a obtain a hologram between the reference beam and the component of the object beam polarisation which is parallel with the reference beam polarisation. The depth of modulation of the recorded fringes would be lower i.e. the recorded hologram would have a lower brightness or efficiency compared to a hologram recorded with the reference and object beams having the same polarisation. 2)If the two polarisations are perpendicular to each other no hologram results

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