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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 12 — Jun. 16, 2014
  • pp: 14594–14609

Accurate metrology of polarization curves measured at the speckle size of visible light scattering

A. Ghabbach, M. Zerrad, G. Soriano, and C. Amra  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 12, pp. 14594-14609 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.014594


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Abstract

An optical procedure is presented to measure at the speckle size and with high accuracy, the polarization degree of patterns scattered by disordered media. Whole mappings of polarization ratio, polarimetric phase and polarization degree are pointed out. Scattered clouds are emphasized on the Poincaré sphere, and are completed by probability density functions of the polarization degree. A special care is attributed to the accuracy of data. The set-up provides additional signatures of scattering media.

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OCIS Codes
(030.6140) Coherence and statistical optics : Speckle
(120.3930) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrological instrumentation
(120.3940) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrology
(260.2130) Physical optics : Ellipsometry and polarimetry
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(290.5855) Scattering : Scattering, polarization

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

History
Original Manuscript: February 11, 2014
Revised Manuscript: April 24, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: May 24, 2014
Published: June 6, 2014

Citation
A. Ghabbach, M. Zerrad, G. Soriano, and C. Amra, "Accurate metrology of polarization curves measured at the speckle size of visible light scattering," Opt. Express 22, 14594-14609 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-22-12-14594


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