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Acousto-optic tunable filter based spectrapolarimeter for extraction of Stokes and Mueller matrices
Author(s): Narasimha S. Prasad; Feng Jin; Emir Y. Haskovic; Susan Kutcher; Sudhir B. Trivedi; Jolanta Soos
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Paper Abstract

We report on the development of an acousto-optic tunable filter (AOTF) based novel, high speed spectropolarimeter system operating over the visible and near-IR spectral bands to extract Stokes and Mueller matrices. Developed primarily for planetary composition and analysis applications, the wavelength tunable polarimetric system is configured with tellurium dioxide based AOTF and liquid crystal based variable retarders (LCVR) with no movable mechanical parts. Fitted with a standard silicon camera for operation up to 900 nm and a Mercury Cadmium Telluride (MCT) camera for operation up to 2500 nm, the spectropolarimetric system is currently configured for passive operation. The operation of this spectropolarimetric system is fully automated with an interactive and user friendly graphical user interface, and accordingly provides a snapshot polarimetric measurement capability in minutes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 May 2018
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 10655, Polarization: Measurement, Analysis, and Remote Sensing XIII, 106550A (29 May 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2305265
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Narasimha S. Prasad, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Feng Jin, Brimrose Corp. of America (United States)
Emir Y. Haskovic, Brimrose Technology Corp. (United States)
Susan Kutcher, Brimrose Technology Corp. (United States)
Sudhir B. Trivedi, Brimrose Corp. of America (United States)
Jolanta Soos, Brimrose Corp. of America (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10655:
Polarization: Measurement, Analysis, and Remote Sensing XIII
David B. Chenault; Dennis H. Goldstein, Editor(s)

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