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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2009
  • pp: 3187–3189

Total elimination of sampling errors in polarization imagery obtained with integrated microgrid polarimeters

J. Scott Tyo, Charles F. LaCasse, and Bradley M. Ratliff  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 20, pp. 3187-3189 (2009)

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Microgrid polarimeters operate by integrating a focal plane array with an array of micropolarizers. The Stokes parameters are estimated by comparing polarization measurements from pixels in a neighborhood around the point of interest. The main drawback is that the measurements used to estimate the Stokes vector are made at different locations, leading to a false polarization signature owing to instantaneous field-of-view (IFOV) errors. We demonstrate for the first time, to our knowledge, that spatially band limited polarization images can be ideally reconstructed with no IFOV error by using a linear system framework.

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OCIS Codes
(120.2130) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Ellipsometry and polarimetry
(120.5410) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Polarimetry
(110.5405) Imaging systems : Polarimetric imaging

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

Original Manuscript: July 24, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: September 2, 2009
Published: October 12, 2009

J. Scott Tyo, Charles F. LaCasse, and Bradley M. Ratliff, "Total elimination of sampling errors in polarization imagery obtained with integrated microgrid polarimeters," Opt. Lett. 34, 3187-3189 (2009)

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