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Novel polarization atmosphere Michelson interferometer
Author(s): Chunmin Zhang; Baohui Zhu; Huachun Zhu; Wenfeng Zeng; Wenyi Ren
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Paper Abstract

A novel polarization atmosphere Michelson interferometer (NPAMI) based on PAMI was designed. We explain the method of NPAMI for atmosphere detecting and then analyze the NPAMI by Jones matrix; the equations of retrieval atmospheric wind velocity and temperature are also derived. In contrast to PAMI, the NPAMI decreases the number of times for the polarizer's rotation and processing data size, thus, highly increasing the speed of detection. This work has great significance on theoretical research, capability improvement, and would be useful for the application on the passive measurement of the wind field of the upper atmosphere.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 September 2012
PDF: 5 pages
Opt. Eng. 51(10) 101714 doi: 10.1117/1.OE.51.10.101714
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 51, Issue 10
Show Author Affiliations
Chunmin Zhang, Xi'an Jiaotong Univ. (China)
Baohui Zhu, Xi'an Jiaotong Univ. (China)
Huachun Zhu, Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics (China)
Wenfeng Zeng, Academy of Mechanical Engineering (China)
Wenyi Ren, Xi'an Jiaotong Univ. (China)

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