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Snapshot Stokes polarimeters based on a single biaxial crystal
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Paper Abstract

We propose two different in-line optical schemes for the implementation of Biaxial Crystal (BC) based polarimeters. Unlike already existing BC polarimeters prototypes, our proposed architectures only require of a single BC and only one CCD camera, this leading to more feasible and cheaper prototypes. The first scheme is restricted to linear metrology and we provide its interest to be applied under low-intensity conditions. The second architecture is suitable for complete polarimetry, this being achieved by including an optical module to properly split and steer the input light. The BC polarimeters were implemented and tested by measuring different known input polarizations and we obtained excellent results in terms of accuracy and repeatability.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 February 2017
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 10110, Photonic Instrumentation Engineering IV, 1011012 (20 February 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2252767
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Irene Estévez, Univ. Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain)
Angel Lizana, Univ. Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain)
Alex Turpin, Univ. Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain)
Victor Sopo, Univ. Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain)
Claudio Ramírez, Univ. Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain)
Alba Peinado, Univ. Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain)
Juan Campos, Univ. Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10110:
Photonic Instrumentation Engineering IV
Yakov G. Soskind; Craig Olson, Editor(s)

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