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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 4, Iss. 10 — May. 10, 1999
  • pp: 420–430

Polarimetric images of a cone

Pierre-Yves Gerligand, Matthew H. Smith, and Russell A. Chipman  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 4, Issue 10, pp. 420-430 (1999)

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Scenes from a Mueller matrix movie of a brass cone are shown. From the Mueller matrix image, a variety of polarization measures are calculated and displayed. These polarization images reveal considerable details about the geometry of the cone despite the fact that the images are taken from a single vantage point, i. e. they are “flat images”. As the cone rotates, the orientation of the diattenuation and retardance follow the shape of the cone, providing a clear indication of its shape.

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OCIS Codes
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(290.5820) Scattering : Scattering measurements

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: March 10, 1999
Published: May 10, 1999

Pierre-Yves Gerligand, Matthew Smith, and Russell Chipman, "Polarimetric images of a cone," Opt. Express 4, 420-430 (1999)

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