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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 14 — Jul. 14, 2014
  • pp: 17430–17439

Stokes vector measurement based on snapshot polarization-sensitive spectral interferometry

Daesuk Kim, Yoonho Seo, Moonseob Jin, Yonghee Yoon, Won Chegal, Yong Jae Cho, Hyun Mo Cho, Dahi G. Abdelsalam, and Robert Magnusson  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 14, pp. 17430-17439 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.017430


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Abstract

This paper describes a Stokes vector measurement method based on a snapshot polarization-sensitive spectral interferometry. We measure perpendicular linearly polarized complex wave information of an anisotropic object in the spectral domain from which an accurate Stokes vector can be extracted. The proposed Stokes vector measurement method is robust to the object plane 3-D pose variation and external noise, and it provides a reliable snapshot solution in numerous spectral polarization-related applications.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(110.4500) Imaging systems : Optical coherence tomography
(120.2130) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Ellipsometry and polarimetry
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement
(120.6200) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Spectrometers and spectroscopic instrumentation

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

History
Original Manuscript: May 14, 2014
Revised Manuscript: July 2, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: July 3, 2014
Published: July 10, 2014

Virtual Issues
Vol. 9, Iss. 9 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Daesuk Kim, Yoonho Seo, Moonseob Jin, Yonghee Yoon, Won Chegal, Yong Jae Cho, Hyun Mo Cho, Dahi G. Abdelsalam, and Robert Magnusson, "Stokes vector measurement based on snapshot polarization-sensitive spectral interferometry," Opt. Express 22, 17430-17439 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-22-14-17430


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