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  • Vol. 40, Iss. 9 — Mar. 20, 2001
  • pp: 1450–1458

Variable-Retardance, Fourier-Transform Imaging Spectropolarimeters for Visible Spectrum Remote Sensing

J. Scott Tyo and Theodore S. Turner, Jr.  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 40, Issue 9, pp. 1450-1458 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.40.001450


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Abstract

An imaging, variable-retardance, Fourier-transform spectropolarimeter is presented that is capable of creating spectropolarimetric images of scenes with independent characterization of spatial, spectral, and polarimetric information. The device has a spectral resolution of ~225 cm−1, making it truly hyperspectral in nature. Images of canonical targets such as spheres and cylinders obtained in a laboratory setup are presented. The results demonstrate the capability of developing systems to collect spectropolarimetric data of field images by use of the concept of pushbroom scanning and serial collection of polarimetric information. Further development of a parallelized collection strategy would allow the collection of near-real-time images of real-world targets.

© 2001 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(280.0280) Remote sensing and sensors : Remote sensing and sensors

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J. Scott Tyo and Theodore S. Turner, Jr., "Variable-Retardance, Fourier-Transform Imaging Spectropolarimeters for Visible Spectrum Remote Sensing," Appl. Opt. 40, 1450-1458 (2001)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-40-9-1450

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