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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 4 — Feb. 25, 2013
  • pp: 4106–4115

Imaging the polarization of a light field

Roshita D. Ramkhalawon, Thomas G. Brown, and Miguel A. Alonso  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 4, pp. 4106-4115 (2013)

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We describe and analyze a method by which an optical polarization state is mapped to an image sensor. When placed in a Bayesian framework, the analysis allows a priori information about the polarization state to be introduced into the measurement. We show that when such a measurement is applied to a single photon, it eliminates exactly one fully polarized state, offering an important insight about the information gained from a single photon polarization measurement.

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OCIS Codes
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: December 6, 2012
Revised Manuscript: January 18, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: January 19, 2013
Published: February 11, 2013

Roshita D. Ramkhalawon, Thomas G. Brown, and Miguel A. Alonso, "Imaging the polarization of a light field," Opt. Express 21, 4106-4115 (2013)

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