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Channeled partial Mueller matrix polarimetry
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Paper Abstract

In prior work,1,2 we introduced methods to treat channeled systems in a way that is similar to Data Reduction Method (DRM), by focusing attention on the Fourier content of the measurement conditions. Introduction of Q enabled us to more readily extract the performance of the system and thereby optimize it to obtain reconstruction with the least noise. The analysis tools developed for that exercise can be expanded to be applicable to partial Mueller Matrix Polarimeters (pMMPs), which were a topic of prior discussion as well. In this treatment, we combine the principles involved in both of those research trajectories and identify a set of channeled pMMP families. As a result, the measurement structure of such systems is completely known and the design of a channeled pMMP intended for any given task becomes a search over a finite set of possibilities, with the additional channel rotation allowing for a more desirable Mueller element mixing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 2015
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 9613, Polarization Science and Remote Sensing VII, 96130M (1 September 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2189087
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Andrey S. Alenin, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Univ. of New South Wales Canberra (Australia)
J. Scott Tyo, Univ. of New South Wales Canberra (Australia)
College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)


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

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