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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 25 — Dec. 3, 2012
  • pp: 27393–27409

Liquid crystal polymer full-stokes division of focal plane polarimeter

Graham Myhre, Wei-Liang Hsu, Alba Peinado, Charles LaCasse, Neal Brock, Russell A. Chipman, and Stanley Pau  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 25, pp. 27393-27409 (2012)

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A division-of-focal-plane polarimeter based on a dichroic dye and liquid crystal polymer guest-host system is presented. Two Stokes polarimeters are demonstrated: a linear Stokes and the first ever Full-Stokes division-of-focal-plane polarimeter. The fabrication, packaging, and characterization of the systems are presented. Finally, optimized polarimeter designs are discussed for future works.

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OCIS Codes
(160.3710) Materials : Liquid crystals
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(110.5405) Imaging systems : Polarimetric imaging
(130.5440) Integrated optics : Polarization-selective devices

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

Original Manuscript: September 7, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 8, 2012
Published: November 26, 2012

Graham Myhre, Wei-Liang Hsu, Alba Peinado, Charles LaCasse, Neal Brock, Russell A. Chipman, and Stanley Pau, "Liquid crystal polymer full-stokes division of focal plane polarimeter," Opt. Express 20, 27393-27409 (2012)

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