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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 47, Iss. 24 — Aug. 20, 2008
  • pp: 4413–4417

Compact and miniature snapshot imaging polarimeter

Haitao Luo, Kazuhiko Oka, Edward DeHoog, Michael Kudenov, James Schiewgerling, and Eustace L. Dereniak  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 47, Issue 24, pp. 4413-4417 (2008)

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We present and demonstrate a compact and miniature snapshot imaging polarimeter camera; it is anticipated that such a camera can be scaled down to less than 1.5 cm. Two Savart plates are used at the pupil plane to generate multiple fringes to encode the full Stokes vector in a single image. A geometric ray model is developed to explain the system. The numerical simulation based on this model is presented. Finally, the validity of the device is demonstrated by showing experimental results.

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OCIS Codes
(120.2130) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Ellipsometry and polarimetry
(120.5410) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Polarimetry
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: May 7, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: June 19, 2008
Published: August 19, 2008

Haitao Luo, Kazuhiko Oka, Edward DeHoog, Michael Kudenov, James Schiewgerling, and Eustace L. Dereniak, "Compact and miniature snapshot imaging polarimeter," Appl. Opt. 47, 4413-4417 (2008)

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