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Diffractive optical element for Stokes vector measurement with a focal plane array
Author(s): Gregory P. Nordin; Jeffrey T. Meier; Panfilo C. Deguzman; Michael W. Jones
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Paper Abstract

An attractive approach to realizing a real-time imaging polarimeter is to integrate an array of polarization- sensitive filers directly onto the focal plane array. This has the advantage of allowing all of the requisite polarization data to be acquired within each image frame. In this paper we discuss the design, fabrication, and performance of a diffractive optical element (DOE) that fulfills this requirement. The DOE consists of an array of broadband form birefringent quarter-wave plates and wire grid polarizers which are designed to allow the measurement of all four Stokes vector components for each image pixel.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 October 1999
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3754, Polarization: Measurement, Analysis, and Remote Sensing II, (25 October 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.366355
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Gregory P. Nordin, Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville (United States)
Jeffrey T. Meier, Nichols Research Corp. (United States)
Panfilo C. Deguzman, Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville (United States)
Michael W. Jones, Nichols Research Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3754:
Polarization: Measurement, Analysis, and Remote Sensing II
Dennis H. Goldstein; David B. Chenault, Editor(s)

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