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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 48, Iss. 19 — Jul. 1, 2009
  • pp: 3803–3808

High-speed inline holographic Stokesmeter imaging

Xue Liu, Alexander Heifetz, Shih C. Tseng, and M. S. Shahriar  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 48, Issue 19, pp. 3803-3808 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.48.003803


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Abstract

We demonstrate a high-speed inline holographic Stokesmeter that consists of two liquid crystal retarders and a spectrally selective holographic grating. Explicit choices of angles of orientation for the components in the inline architecture are identified to yield higher measurement accuracy than the classical architecture. We show polarimetric images of an artificial scene produced by such a Stokesmeter, demonstrating the ability to identify an object not recognized by intensity-only imaging systems.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(090.2890) Holography : Holographic optical elements
(110.5405) Imaging systems : Polarimetric imaging

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

History
Original Manuscript: February 13, 2009
Revised Manuscript: May 22, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: May 26, 2009
Published: July 1, 2009

Citation
Xue Liu, Alexander Heifetz, Shih C. Tseng, and M. S. Shahriar, "High-speed inline holographic Stokesmeter imaging," Appl. Opt. 48, 3803-3808 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-48-19-3803


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