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Design of a millimeter-wave full-Stokes polarimeter utilizing optical up-conversion
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Paper Abstract

The polarization properties of radiation can contain additional information beyond what is available with only an intensity measurement. A full-Stokes polarimeter is capable of measuring the four Stokes parameters which completely characterizes the polarization of detected radiation. A division of time full-Stokes polarimeter often uses a rotating polarizing element to measure all four Stokes parameters and this rotation can introduce artifacts due to wobbling. In this paper a system is proposed which uses an electrically controlled phase bias instead of a rotating element to create a full-Stokes polarimeter for a millimeter-wave system which utilizes optical up-conversion.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 February 2011
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7936, RF and Millimeter-Wave Photonics, 79360I (21 February 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.875387
Show Author Affiliations
John P. Wilson, Univ. of Delaware (United States)
Christopher A. Schuetz, Phase Sensitive Innovations, Inc. (United States)
Richard D. Martin, Phase Sensitive Innovations, Inc. (United States)
Thomas E. Dillon, Phase Sensitive Innovations, Inc. (United States)
Peng Yao, Phase Sensitive Innovations, Inc. (United States)
Dennis W. Prather, Univ. of Delaware (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7936:
RF and Millimeter-Wave Photonics
Robert L. Nelson; Dennis W. Prather; Christopher A. Schuetz, Editor(s)

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