RES.6-006 | Spring 2008 | Undergraduate

Video Demonstrations in Lasers and Optics

Demonstrations in physical optics

Half-wave Plate

Description of a half-wave plate

Use of a half-wave plate to rotate the plane of polarization from zero to ninety degrees with very little loss

Demonstration that there is no change in the state of polarization when propagating along either principal axis of the half-wave plate