The general theory and rigorous solutions of the Stokes parameters of light of a new technique in time-resolved ellipsometry are outlined. In this technique the phase of the linear retarder is stepped over three discrete values over a time interval for which the Stokes vector is determined. The technique has an advantage over synchronous detection techniques, as it can be implemented as a digitizable system.
© 1993 Optical Society of America
Indu Saxena, "General technique for discrete retardation-modulation polarimetry," Appl. Opt. 32, 3614-3617 (1993)