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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 1980
  • pp: 1323–1332

Measurement of polarized light interactions via the Mueller matrix

Randall C. Thompson, Jerold R. Bottiger, and Edward S. Fry  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 19, Issue 8, pp. 1323-1332 (1980)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.19.001323


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Abstract

A new instrument for rapid and accurate measurement of the Mueller matrix is described. Distinct measurements of all sixteen elements are made simultaneously and with an absolute accuracy of 1–5%. The instrument employs electrooptic modulators. Results are presented for several simple optical devices and systems.

© 1980 Optical Society of America

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Original Manuscript: September 10, 1979
Published: April 15, 1980

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Randall C. Thompson, Jerold R. Bottiger, and Edward S. Fry, "Measurement of polarized light interactions via the Mueller matrix," Appl. Opt. 19, 1323-1332 (1980)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-19-8-1323


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