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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2012
  • pp: 824–826

Single-pixel polarimetric imaging

Vicente Durán, Pere Clemente, Mercedes Fernández-Alonso, Enrique Tajahuerce, and Jesús Lancis  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 5, pp. 824-826 (2012)

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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.

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OCIS Codes
(120.5410) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Polarimetry
(230.6120) Optical devices : Spatial light modulators
(110.5405) Imaging systems : Polarimetric imaging

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

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)

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