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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2009
  • pp: 974–976

Experimental implementation and properties of Stokes nondiagonalizable depolarizing Mueller matrices

Razvigor Ossikovski, Clément Fallet, Angelo Pierangelo, and Antonello De Martino  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 7, pp. 974-976 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.000974


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Abstract

We report on the experimental realization of a family of depolarizing Mueller matrices that are Stokes nondiagonalizable. We likewise demonstrate a unique characteristic property of Stokes nondiagonalizable matrices consisting in the preservation of the degree of polarization of a single totally polarized input and illustrate it on our experimental example.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(280.0280) Remote sensing and sensors : Remote sensing and sensors

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: November 12, 2008
Revised Manuscript: February 5, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: February 23, 2009
Published: March 20, 2009

Citation
Razvigor Ossikovski, Clément Fallet, Angelo Pierangelo, and Antonello De Martino, "Experimental implementation and properties of Stokes nondiagonalizable depolarizing Mueller matrices," Opt. Lett. 34, 974-976 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-7-974


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