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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 18 — Aug. 30, 2010
  • pp: 19292–19303

Dual-tier thin film polymer polarization imaging sensor

Viktor Gruev, Jan Van der Spiegel, and Nader Engheta  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 18, pp. 19292-19303 (2010)

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Traditional imaging systems capture and replicate the imaged environment in terms of color and intensity. One important property of light, which the human eye is blind to and is ignored by traditional imaging systems, is polarization. In this paper we present a novel, low power imaging sensor capable of recording the optical properties of partially linearly polarized light in real-time. The imaging sensor combines polymer polarization filters with a CMOS image sensor in order to compute the first three Stokes parameters at the focal plane. The imaging array contains 100 x 100 pixels and consumes 48mW at 30 fps.

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OCIS Codes
(120.5410) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Polarimetry
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices
(110.5405) Imaging systems : Polarimetric imaging

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

Original Manuscript: June 28, 2010
Revised Manuscript: August 19, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: August 19, 2010
Published: August 26, 2010

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Viktor Gruev, Jan Van der Spiegel, and Nader Engheta, "Dual-tier thin film polymer polarization imaging sensor," Opt. Express 18, 19292-19303 (2010)

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