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Analytic statistics for Stokes polarimetry
Author(s): Nathan Hagen
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Paper Abstract

We present a method of calculating analytic formulas for the second-order statistics - the signal, variance, and SNR - of a variety of linear Stokes polarization measurement techniques. The advantage of the method is that it is easy to perform and can be used to produce analytic rather than numeric results. Using the derived formulae, we compare a number of different polarimetric designs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 August 2017
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 10407, Polarization Science and Remote Sensing VIII, 104070B (30 August 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2273628
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Nathan Hagen, Utsunomiya Univ. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10407:
Polarization Science and Remote Sensing VIII
Joseph A. Shaw; Frans Snik, Editor(s)

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