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Message ID: 95     Entry time: Tue Sep 28 10:41:32 2010
Author: Aidan 
Type: Laser 
Category: Hartmann sensor 
Subject: Aligning HWS cross-sample experiment - polarization issues 

I'm in the process of aligning the cross-sampling experiment for the HWS. I've put the 1" PBS cube into the beam from the fiber-coupled SLED and found that the split between s- and p-polarizations is not 50-50. In fact, it looks more like 80% reflected and 20% transmitted. This will, probably, be due to the polarization-maintaining patch-cord that connects to the SLED. I'll try switching it out with a non-PM maintaining fiber.

 


Later ...

That worked.

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