Technology for Polarization Measurement

PolSNAPTM Stokes Polarimeters

PolSnap

Please see Hinds' Research Grade Stokes Polarimeter page for more information on research grade Polarimeter solutions.

 

PolSNAPTMApplications:

• Free Space and Fiber Polarimetry
• Degree of Polarization and State of Polarization Measurements
• Optical Component Alignment
• Fiber Optic Polarization Measurements
• Laser Polarization State

Features:

• Internal optical system, drive electronics and detection electronics.
• No additional consoles or electronics.
• Small size - fits in your hand
• Connected via USB
• Fast measurement speed: 4 Stokes vectors per second (2000 samples per second).
• Easy-to-use software - for use with Windows 7 or Windows 10 systems.
• Mounting options:

    → 30 mm cage mount
    → 2x M4 / ¼-20 post mount

 

SPECIFICATIONS

Optical Parameters VIS NIR
Wavelength 450 - 700 nm 800 - 1600 nm
Dynamic Range -37 dBm - 3 dBm -34 dBm - 7 dBm
200 nW - 2 mW 400 nW - 5 mW
Sampling Rate Default                2000 samples/s
Maximum            2000 samples/s
Stokes Vectors Stokes                4 Stokes Vectors/s
Intensity             2600/s
Measurable SOP Entire Poincaré Sphere
Azimuth Accuracy ± 0.5° ± 0.6°
Ellipticity Accuracy ± 0.5° ± 1.15°
Accuracy ± 1% ± 2%
Precision 0.06% 0.06%
Free Space Aperture 10mm 10mm
Diode Active Area 25mm2 20mm2
Input Fiber Connector 30 mm Cage Mount
Additional Specifications
Beam Alignment No special tools required
Command and Control Interface USB 2.0 Micro / Serial SCPI
Input Power Supply  External Power Supply
DS15 Power Supply Ratings 24V; 2.71A
Dimensions 49 mm x 79 mm x 79 mm
1.9" x 3.1" x 3.1"
Bottom Mounting Features Two (M4) 1/4-20 Threaded Holes
Weight 0.28 kg (0.62lb)

 

PolSnap Software


Figure 1. PolSNAPTM Software

FURTHER READING:

Polarimetry Applications
Stokes Polarimetry Techniques


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