Determination of local polarization properties of PLZT ceramics by PS-OCT*
Gdansk University of Technology, 80-952 Gdansk, Poland
An Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is an intensively evolving optical measurement technique, which is based on white light interferomentry. The advantages of the OCT make possible to applied it in non-contact and non-destructive examination of highly scattering materials structure. Our research has been concentrated on ceramics materials examination using OCT with polarization sensitive analysis PS-OCT. In this paper we present a designed PS-OCT system setup and the experimental results of investigation the PLZT ceramics using PS-OCT system and brief discussion on PS-OCT measurement capabilities for ceramic materials investigation and local birefringence determination.
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