Share Email Print
cover

Proceedings Paper

Polarization acquisition using a commercial Fourier transform spectrometer in the MWIR
Format Member Price Non-Member Price
PDF $14.40 $18.00

Paper Abstract

A spectropolarimeter utilizing an Oriel MIR8000 Fourier Transform Spectrometer in the MWIR is demonstrated. The use of the channeled spectral technique, originally developed by K. Oka, is created with the use of two AR coated Yttrium Vanadate (YVO4) crystal retarders with a 2:1 thickness ratio. A basic mathematical model for the system is presented, showing that the Stokes parameters are directly present in the interferogram. Theoretical results are then compared with real data from the system, an improved model is provided to simulate the effects of absorption within the crystal, and error between reconstructions with phase-corrected and raw interferograms is analyzed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 September 2006
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6295, Infrared Detectors and Focal Plane Arrays VIII, 62950A (7 September 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.688401
Show Author Affiliations
Michael W. Kudenov, College of Optical Sciences, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Nathan A. Hagen, College of Optical Sciences, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Haitao Luo, College of Optical Sciences, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Eustace L. Dereniak, College of Optical Sciences, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Shawn Robertson, College of Optical Sciences, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Leonardo G. Montilla, College of Optical Sciences, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Tom B. Vo, College of Optical Sciences, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Justina Tam, College of Optical Sciences, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Julia D. Nichols, College of Optical Sciences, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Grant R. Gerhart, U.S. Army Tank-Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6295:
Infrared Detectors and Focal Plane Arrays VIII
Eustace L. Dereniak; Robert E. Sampson, Editor(s)

© SPIE. Terms of Use
Back to Top