We present an optical system that performs Stokes polarimetric imaging with a single-pixel detector. This fact is possible by applying the theory of compressive sampling to the data acquired by a commercial polarimeter without spatial resolution. The measurement process is governed by a spatial light modulator, which sequentially generates a set of preprogrammed light intensity patterns. Experimental results are presented and discussed for an object that provides an inhomogeneous polarization distribution.
© 2012 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: November 18, 2011
Revised Manuscript: January 16, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: January 16, 2012
Published: February 22, 2012
Vicente Durán, Pere Clemente, Mercedes Fernández-Alonso, Enrique Tajahuerce, and Jesús Lancis, "Single-pixel polarimetric imaging," Opt. Lett. 37, 824-826 (2012)