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Recent developments in the design and verification of crystalline polarization scramblers for space applications
Author(s): Guilhem Dubroca; Michaël Richert; Didier Loiseaux; Jérôme Caron; Jean-Loup Bézy
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Paper Abstract

To increase the accuracy of earth-observation spectro-imagers, it is necessary to achieve high levels of depolarization of the incoming beam. The preferred device in space instrument is the so-called polarization scrambler. It is made of birefringent crystal wedges arranged in a single or dual Babinet. Today, with required radiometric accuracies of the order of 0.1%, it is necessary to develop tools to find optimal and low sensitivity solutions quickly and to measure the performances with a high level of accuracy.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 September 2015
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9626, Optical Systems Design 2015: Optical Design and Engineering VI, 962622 (23 September 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2191226
Show Author Affiliations
Guilhem Dubroca, Sodern SA (France)
Michaël Richert, Sodern SA (France)
Didier Loiseaux, Sodern SA (France)
Jérôme Caron, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)
Jean-Loup Bézy, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9626:
Optical Systems Design 2015: Optical Design and Engineering VI
Laurent Mazuray; Rolf Wartmann; Andrew P. Wood, Editor(s)

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