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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 18 — Aug. 30, 2010
  • pp: 19087–19094

CCD polarization imaging sensor with aluminum nanowire optical filters

Viktor Gruev, Rob Perkins, and Timothy York  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 18, pp. 19087-19094 (2010)

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We report an imaging sensor capable of recording the optical properties of partially polarized light by monolithically integrating aluminum nanowire optical filters with a CCD imaging array. The imaging sensor, composed of 1000 by 1000 imaging elements with 7.4μm pixel pitch, is covered with an array of pixel-pitch matched nanowire optical filters with four different orientations offset by 45°. The polarization imaging sensor has a signal-to-noise ratio of 45dB and captures intensity, angle and degree of linear polarization in the visible spectrum at 40 frames per second with 300mW of power consumption.

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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 14, 2010
Revised Manuscript: August 18, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: August 19, 2010
Published: August 24, 2010

Viktor Gruev, Rob Perkins, and Timothy York, "CCD polarization imaging sensor with aluminum nanowire optical filters," Opt. Express 18, 19087-19094 (2010)

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