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A nine-channeled partial Mueller matrix polarimeter
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Paper Abstract

We have recently introduced channeled-partial Mueller matrix polarimeters as a potential design for measuring a limited number of Mueller elements for remote sensing discrimination. Because in such systems the polarization information is modulated in space or spectrum, the corresponding carrier domain ends up sharing two different types of information, thus leading to a reduction of bandwidth for each. In this work, we concentrate on an efficient nine-channel/nine-reconstructables design, which limits the associated resolution loss by limiting the overall complexity of the system. Employing structured decomposition techniques allows us to produce a system description that provides an analytically deducible set of reconstructables that include 𝑚00, any two linear combinations of the elements within the diattenuation vector, any two linear combinations of the elements within the polarizance vector, as well as the linear combinations specified by the Kronecker product of the diattenuation and polarizance vectors. Finally, we optimize the available polarimeter parameters to align the nine reconstructables with the desirables derived from sample data, while maintaining the ability to discriminate between different objects.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 September 2017
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 10407, Polarization Science and Remote Sensing VIII, 104070L (19 September 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2274586
Show Author Affiliations
Andrey S. Alenin, The Univ. of New South Wales, Canberra (Australia)
Israel J. Vaughn, The Univ. of New South Wales, Canberra (Australia)
J Scott Tyo, The Univ. of New South Wales, Canberra (Australia)

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

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