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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2010
  • pp: 559–561

Analytic inversion of the Mueller–Jones polarization matrices for homogeneous media

Oriol Arteaga and Adolf Canillas  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 4, pp. 559-561 (2010)

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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.

© 2010 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.2130) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Ellipsometry and polarimetry
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

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)

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