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Axisymmetrical Mueller matrix polarimeter
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Paper Abstract

Mueller matrix polarimeter using the axisymmetrical polarized and analyzed optics is proposed. The axisymmetrical optics has a potential to bring out the polarization properties of a sample which kept in beam spot. A key device of this method is a detector named "a ring beam detector". The concept of the detector is a topology and/or a projective transformation and the optical configuration of the detector consists of a conical mirror and/or a conical lens, a cylindrical screen and a CCD camera. To use a Fourier transform method, we can get Mueller matrix properties from the intensity distribution of the ring beam captured by the camera without a mechnically and electrically polarization modulation. In this paper, principles of axisymmetrical Mueller matrix polarimeter, the ring beam detector and basically experimental results are shown.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 August 2009
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7461, Polarization Science and Remote Sensing IV, 74610M (11 August 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.826678
Show Author Affiliations
Toshitaka Wakayama, Saitama Medical Univ. (Japan)
Yukitoshi Otani, Tokyo Univ. of Agriculture and Technology (Japan)
Toru Yoshizawa, Saitama Medical Univ. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7461:
Polarization Science and Remote Sensing IV
Joseph A. Shaw; J. Scott Tyo, Editor(s)

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