[OPTICAL REVIEW Vol. 4, No. 5 (1997) 593-595]

Geometric Phase Observation with Dispersed Fringes

Naoshi BABA and Kaichirou SHIBAYAMA

Faculty of Engineering, Department of Applied Physics, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, 060 Japan

(Received April 12, 1997; Accepted June 27, 1997)

Geometric and dynamic phases are separately observed using dispersed fringes, and the difference between them is clearly demonstrated. Independence of geometric phase of wavelength is straightforwardly shown in the dispersed fringe.

Key words : geometric phase, interferometry, polarization, Michelson interferometer, stellar interferometer