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Issues in a broadband 4-channel reduced Stokes polarimeter
Author(s): James K. Boger; David L. Bowers; Matthew P. Fetrow; Kenneth P. Bishop
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we outline and address some of the challenges encountered in calibrating a visible 4-channel imaging reduced Stokes polarimeter. Specifically we expose the errors associated with the retardance of the optical elements in the system and show how the presence of circular polarization can affect the measurement of the linear states of polarization. These errors are analyzed in some detail and several possible solutions are proposed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 January 2002
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4481, Polarization Analysis and Measurement IV, (9 January 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.452900
Show Author Affiliations
James K. Boger, Applied Technology Associates (United States)
David L. Bowers, Applied Technology Associates (United States)
Matthew P. Fetrow, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Kenneth P. Bishop, Applied Technology Associates (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4481:
Polarization Analysis and Measurement IV
Dennis H. Goldstein; Walter G. Egan; David B. Chenault; Michael J. Duggin; Walter G. Egan; Michael J. Duggin, Editor(s)

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