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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 16 — Jul. 30, 2012
  • pp: 18194–18201

Static hyperspectral imaging polarimeter for full linear Stokes parameters

Tingkui Mu, Chunmin Zhang, Chenling Jia, and Wenyi Ren  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 16, pp. 18194-18201 (2012)

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A compact, static hyperspectral imaging linear polarimeter (HILP) based on a Savart interferometer (SI) is conceptually described. It improves the existing SI by replacing front polarizer with two Wollaston prisms, and can simultaneously acquire four interferograms corresponding to four linearly polarized lights on a single CCD. The spectral dependence of linear Stokes parameters can be recovered with Fourier transformation. Since there is no rotating or moving parts, the system is relatively robust. The interference model of the HILP is proved. The performance of the system is demonstrated through a numerical simulation, and the methods for compensating the imperfection of the polarization elements are described.

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OCIS Codes
(120.6200) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Spectrometers and spectroscopic instrumentation
(260.3160) Physical optics : Interference
(110.5405) Imaging systems : Polarimetric imaging

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: May 22, 2012
Revised Manuscript: July 11, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: July 18, 2012
Published: July 24, 2012

Tingkui Mu, Chunmin Zhang, Chenling Jia, and Wenyi Ren, "Static hyperspectral imaging polarimeter for full linear Stokes parameters," Opt. Express 20, 18194-18201 (2012)

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