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Initial results of a simultaneous Stokes imaging polarimeter
Author(s): Erich de Leon; Rebekah Brandt; Adam Phenis; Miguel Virgen
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Paper Abstract

We present the initial results of an imaging polarimeter operating at 632.8 nm that simultaneously analyzes four polarization states on a single detector array. In a single snap shot, the polarimeter has the ability to characterize the polarization of a scene by determining the complete Stokes vector. Images are processed to show Degree of Polarization (DOP), Degree of Linear Polarization (DOLP), Degree of Circular Polarization (DOCP), ellipticity and the angle of linear polarization. Our approach utilizes a monolithic analyzer that allows us to avoid issues usually associated with division of amplitude polarimeters such as jitter and tight tolerance requirements. We discuss our optical design, calibration procedure, and test data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 September 2007
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6682, Polarization Science and Remote Sensing III, 668215 (13 September 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.734938
Show Author Affiliations
Erich de Leon, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Ctr. (United States)
Rebekah Brandt, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Ctr. (United States)
Adam Phenis, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Ctr. (United States)
Miguel Virgen, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6682:
Polarization Science and Remote Sensing III
Joseph A. Shaw; J. Scott Tyo, Editor(s)

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