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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 47, Iss. 27 — Sep. 20, 2008
  • pp: 5019–5027

Infrared Mueller matrix acquisition and preprocessing system

Arthur H. Carrieri, David J. Owens, and Jonathan C. Schultz  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 47, Issue 27, pp. 5019-5027 (2008)

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An analog Mueller matrix acquisition and preprocessing system (AMMS) was developed for a photopolarimetric-based sensor with 9.1 12.0 μm optical bandwidth, which is the middle infrared wavelength-tunable region of sensor transmitter and “fingerprint” spectral band for chemical–biological (analyte) standoff detection. AMMS facilitates delivery of two alternate polarization-modulated CO 2 laser beams onto subject analyte that excite/relax molecular vibrational resonance in its analytic mass, primes the photoelastic-modulation engine of the sensor, establishes optimum throughput radiance per backscattering cross section, acquires Mueller elements modulo two laser beams in hexadecimal format, preprocesses (normalize, subtract, filter) these data, and formats the results into digitized identification metrics. Feed forwarding of formatted Mueller matrix metrics through an optimally trained and validated neural network provides pattern recognition and type classification of interrogated analyte.

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OCIS Codes
(070.5010) Fourier optics and signal processing : Pattern recognition
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement
(120.5820) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Scattering measurements
(120.6710) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Susceptibility
(290.1350) Scattering : Backscattering
(280.1415) Remote sensing and sensors : Biological sensing and sensors

ToC Category:
Fourier Optics and Optical Signal Processing

Original Manuscript: March 11, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: July 25, 2008
Published: September 18, 2008

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Arthur H. Carrieri, David J. Owens, and Jonathan C. Schultz, "Infrared Mueller matrix acquisition and preprocessing system," Appl. Opt. 47, 5019-5027 (2008)

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