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  • Vol. 34, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 1995
  • pp: 152–154

Depolarization measurements of an integrating sphere

Stephen C. McClain, Chanda L. Bartlett, J. Larry Pezzaniti, and Russell A. Chipman  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 34, Issue 1, pp. 152-154 (1995)

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Mueller-matrix polarimetry performed in the visible and near IR indicates that an integrating sphere acts as an ideal depolarizer to the 0.5% accuracy of the polarimeter. The integrating sphere emits unpolarized light regardless of the incident polarization state.

© 1995 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: May 2, 1994
Revised Manuscript: September 6, 1994
Published: January 1, 1995

Stephen C. McClain, Chanda L. Bartlett, J. Larry Pezzaniti, and Russell A. Chipman, "Depolarization measurements of an integrating sphere," Appl. Opt. 34, 152-154 (1995)

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