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A portable imaging Mueller matrix polarimeter based on a spatio-temporal modulation approach: theory and implementation
Author(s): Israel J. Vaughn; Oscar G. Rodríguez-Herrera; Mohan Xu; J. Scott Tyo
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Paper Abstract

Imaging polarimeters have been largely used for remote sensing tasks, and most imaging polarimeters are division of time or division of space Stokes polarimeters. Imaging Mueller matrix polarimeters have just begun to be constructed which can take data quickly enough to be useful. We have constructed a Mueller matrix (active) polarimeter utilizing a hybrid modulation approach (modulated in both time and space) based on a micropo- larizer array camera and rotating retarders. The hybrid approach allows for an increase in temporal bandwidth (instrument speed) at the expense of spatial bandwidth (sensor resolution). We present the hybrid approach and associated reconstruction schemes here. Additionally, we introduce the instrument design and some preliminary results and data from the instrument.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 2015
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 9613, Polarization Science and Remote Sensing VII, 961312 (1 September 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2188675
Show Author Affiliations
Israel J. Vaughn, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Oscar G. Rodríguez-Herrera, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
Mohan Xu, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
J. Scott Tyo, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Univ. of New South Wales Canberra (Australia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9613:
Polarization Science and Remote Sensing VII
Joseph A. Shaw; Daniel A. LeMaster, Editor(s)

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