We demonstrate a spectrally resolving single-shot polarimeter. The system consists of a commercial imaging spectrograph, modified by a birefringent wedge and a segmented polarizer. The physical operating principle and limitations of the apparatus as well as preliminary polarimetric measurements on the emission of random lasers are reported.
© 2011 Optical Society of America
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology
Original Manuscript: May 31, 2011
Revised Manuscript: July 5, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: July 6, 2011
Published: August 5, 2011
Sebastian Knitter, Tim Hellwig, Michael Kues, and Carsten Fallnich, "Spectrally resolving single-shot polarimeter," Opt. Lett. 36, 3048-3050 (2011)