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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2013
  • pp: 1134–1136

Characterization of homogenous depolarizing media based on Mueller matrix differential decomposition

Oriol Arteaga and Bart Kahr  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 7, pp. 1134-1136 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.001134


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Abstract

In a depolarizing medium in which the optical properties are uniformly distributed, the logarithm of the Mueller matrix can be used to calculate the differential Mueller matrix. From the differential Mueller matrix, the 10 optical properties of a homogeneous depolarizing medium are recovered. A modified calculation is introduced for media showing small time-irreversal depolarization events. The benefits of this method are illustrated in the determination of circular dichroism and circular birefringence of a nickel sulfate hexahydrate crystal from spectroscopic Mueller matrix measurements.

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OCIS Codes
(120.5410) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Polarimetry
(260.2130) Physical optics : Ellipsometry and polarimetry
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 21, 2012
Revised Manuscript: February 11, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: February 12, 2013
Published: March 29, 2013

Citation
Oriol Arteaga and Bart Kahr, "Characterization of homogenous depolarizing media based on Mueller matrix differential decomposition," Opt. Lett. 38, 1134-1136 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-7-1134


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