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Full-Stokes imaging polarimetry using a combination of a retarder and a polarizer
Author(s): Xin Meng; Jianxin Li; Yumei Zhang; Rihong Zhu
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Paper Abstract

Full-Stokes imaging polarimetry has been a research hotspot in the past ten years because it can provide us the full-Stokes parameters, from which we can reconstruct the complete polarization information. In this paper we describe a direct method to obtain the full-Stokes parameters. A polarization modulator, composed of a retarder and a polarizer, is installed before an imaging system. Four different angle combinations of the retarder and polarizer are used to create four different polarization states to calculate the Stokes parameters. The principle of the method is outlined first. Then we present different architectures of the system with their advantages and disadvantages including a novel structure using aperture division with micro-optics element. Besides, the method can be incorporated into the Fourier transform spectrometer to obtain the spectropolarimetric information.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 August 2013
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8908, International Symposium on Photoelectronic Detection and Imaging 2013: Imaging Sensors and Applications, 890829 (21 August 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2034870
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Xin Meng, Nanjing Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Jianxin Li, Nanjing Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Yumei Zhang, Nanjing Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Rihong Zhu, Nanjing Univ. of Science and Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8908:
International Symposium on Photoelectronic Detection and Imaging 2013: Imaging Sensors and Applications
Jun Ohta; Nanjian Wu; Binqiao Li, Editor(s)

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