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Keynote Speech: Recent developments of division-of-amplitude photopolarimeters
Author(s): Rasheed M. A. Azzam
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Paper Abstract

Fast (submillisecond) measurement of the complete state of polarization (SOP) of light, as determined by the four Stokes parameters, requires instruments that have no moving parts or modulators. This is accomplished by dividing the light beam, whose SOP is to be measured, into four or more beams that are intercepted by discrete (or array) photodetectors. The output electrical signals of at least four detectors (or array pixel groups) provide four linearly independent projections of the unknown Stokes vector of the incident light. This requires judicious choices of the beam splitting and polarizing optics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 August 1996
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 2873, International Symposium on Polarization Analysis and Applications to Device Technology, (16 August 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.246175
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Rasheed M. A. Azzam, Univ. of New Orleans (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2873:
International Symposium on Polarization Analysis and Applications to Device Technology
Toru Yoshizawa; Hideshi Yokota, Editor(s)

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