We demonstrate a high-speed inline holographic Stokesmeter that consists of two liquid crystal retarders and a spectrally selective holographic grating. Explicit choices of angles of orientation for the components in the inline architecture are identified to yield higher measurement accuracy than the classical architecture. We show polarimetric images of an artificial scene produced by such a Stokesmeter, demonstrating the ability to identify an object not recognized by intensity-only imaging systems.
© 2009 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: February 13, 2009
Revised Manuscript: May 22, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: May 26, 2009
Published: July 1, 2009
Xue Liu, Alexander Heifetz, Shih C. Tseng, and M. S. Shahriar, "High-speed inline holographic Stokesmeter imaging," Appl. Opt. 48, 3803-3808 (2009)