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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 11 — Jun. 2, 2014
  • pp: 13014–13021

Tests of a compact static Fourier-transform imaging spectropolarimeter

Jie Li, Bo Gao, Chun Qi, Jingping Zhu, and Xun Hou  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 11, pp. 13014-13021 (2014)

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A compact Fourier-transform imaging spectropolarimeter covering a 450-1000 nm spectral range is presented. The sensor, which is based on two birefringent retarders and a Wollaston interferometer, offers significant advantages over previous implementations. Specifically, with no internal moving parts, electrically controllable or micro polarization components, the full wavelength-dependent state of polarization, spectral and spatial information of a scene can be acquired simultaneously. Outdoor measurements of several cars and plants demonstrate the sensor’s potential for color measurement, target identification, and agriculture monitoring applications.

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OCIS Codes
(120.5410) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Polarimetry
(120.6200) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Spectrometers and spectroscopic instrumentation
(110.4234) Imaging systems : Multispectral and hyperspectral imaging

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: April 2, 2014
Revised Manuscript: May 7, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: May 15, 2014
Published: May 21, 2014

Jie Li, Bo Gao, Chun Qi, Jingping Zhu, and Xun Hou, "Tests of a compact static Fourier-transform imaging spectropolarimeter," Opt. Express 22, 13014-13021 (2014)

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