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An improved algorithm for the numerical computation of the Hankel transform of nth order is presented and is tested with some well-known functions.
The purpose of this paper is threefold. The first aim is to discuss the superlensing effect in left-handed material presented originally by Veselago [Sov. Phys. Usp.10, 509 (1968)] and Pendry [Phys. Rev. Lett.85, 3966 (2000)] for n=-1. Our discussion is based on an integral expression for the electromagnetic fields (i.e., the Extinction Theorem), and it… (More)
We present a novel optical current sensor based on the Faraday effect that incorporates a temperature monitoring system. The monitoring element is a temperature-dependent birefringent plate placed at the Faraday sensor head. Measurement of the plate retardation permits compensation for the temperature dependence of the Verdet constant. Validation… (More)
We present a novel electric-field and voltage sensor based on the electro-optical properties of polymer-dispersed liquid-crystals (PDLCs). In principle, the transmittance of PDLCs is a nonlinear function of the applied electrical field. To measure an AC field we superposed to it a known DC field. This allowed us to achieve linearization of the PDLC response… (More)
We demonstrate that one can cancel the bending-induced linear birefringence in single-mode fibers by inducing a controlled anisotropy in a direction orthogonal to the bending plane. In particular, the controlled anisotropy can be generated by application of a lateral compressive stress on the fiber. This effect can be applied for the construction of… (More)
A new method for real-time edge enhancement and image equalization using photochromic filters is presented. The reversible self-adaptive capacity of photochromic materials is used for creating an unsharp mask of the original image. This unsharp mask produces a kind of self filtering of the original image. Unlike the usual Fourier (coherent) image… (More)
A synchronous polarimeter was set up for the measurement of small rotation angles of the polarization plane of light. The polarimeter is based on a polarizer-Faraday modulator-analyzer structure with a synchronous detection scheme, which produces a linear system response. The theoretical background is studied, and the system performance is investigated… (More)
Three-dimensional shape measurements by sinusoidal fringe projection using phase-shifting interferometry algorithms are distorted by the nonlinear response in intensity of commercial video projectors and digital cameras. To solve the problem, we present a method that consists in projecting and acquiring a temporal sequence of strictly binary patterns, whose… (More)
There are a couple of typos in our recent paper Appl. Opt.55(6), 1461-1469 (2016)APOPAI0003-693510.1364/AO.55.001461.