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Full Stokes spectralpolarimeter based on the polarization-difference interference imaging spectrometer
Author(s): Naicheng Quan; Chunmin Zhang; Tingyu Yan; Qiwei Li; Ruiru Gao; Tingkui Mu
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Paper Abstract

The theoretical operation and experimental demonstration of a Fourier-transform Stokes imaging spectropolarimeter are presented. It is composed of two birefringent crystal retarders with equal thickness (the frontal retarder is rotatable) and a Fourier-transform spectrometer based on Savart polariscope. The polarized light enters the spectrometer to create three sets of interferograms, where the spectral Stokes parameters can be calculated and acquired. Compared with previous instruments, the significant advantages of the described sensor are no spatial aliasing in the polarized spectra and it can be used in wider spectral coverage with low cost, ultra-compact size and a simpler common-path configuration.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 February 2017
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 10256, Second International Conference on Photonics and Optical Engineering, 102560I (28 February 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2268986
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Naicheng Quan, Xi'an Jiaotong Univ. (China)
Chunmin Zhang, Xi'an Jiaotong Univ. (China)
Tingyu Yan, Xi'an Jiaotong Univ. (China)
Qiwei Li, Xi'an Jiaotong Univ. (China)
Ruiru Gao, Xi'an Jiaotong Univ. (China)
Tingkui Mu, Xi'an Jiaotong Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10256:
Second International Conference on Photonics and Optical Engineering
Chunmin Zhang; Anand Asundi, Editor(s)

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