In this Letter we present the equations to calculate the six independent polarization effects of an arbitrary normalized Mueller–Jones matrix corresponding to homogenous media. A comparison between this method and other inversion procedures is discussed, and the application of the analytic inversion to experimental Mueller matrices is illustrated.
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Original Manuscript: September 23, 2009
Revised Manuscript: January 8, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: January 11, 2010
Published: February 11, 2010
Oriol Arteaga and Adolf Canillas, "Analytic inversion of the Mueller-Jones polarization matrices for homogeneous media," Opt. Lett. 35, 559-561 (2010)