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Meadowlark Optics Inc.

Metrology for Polarization Optics

Presentation will begin: Wednesday, January 11, 2023 - 1:15 PM EST
Presented by: Tom Baur, Meadowlark Optics

Measuring the performance of optical retarders and polarizers after purchase is important to verify that installation will not degrade system performance. Baur describes which parameters are important to measure, how they can affect performance, and how they can be measured to ensure optimal system performance. He also describes equipment and methods that nonspecialized end users can use to measure the performance of components for polarimetry and polarization control.


About the presenter
Tom BaurTom Baur is the founder of Meadowlark Optics. His focus is on product development, bringing new materials to the photonics community for polarization control, and improving metrology for polarization components. He is the 2017 winner of the SPIE G.G. Stokes Award for exceptional contributions to the field of optical polarization. He was voted the Bravo Entrepreneur of the year for Northern Colorado in 2005 and has a dual career in photonics and cattle ranching.




About the sponsor(s)
  • Meadowlark Optics Inc. - Manufactures standard and custom polarization control components and systems including polarizers, retarders, LC devices, Pockels cells, polarimeters, and SLMs. Applications are in optogenetics, aerospace, defense, medical imaging and analysis, data storage, polarimetry, semiconductor inspection and processing, astronomy, and more.


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