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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2013
  • pp: 1410–1412

Physically admissible parameterization for differential Mueller matrix of uniform media

Vincent Devlaminck, Patrick Terrier, and Jean-Michel Charbois  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 9, pp. 1410-1412 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.001410


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Abstract

In this Letter, we address the question of physical validity of differential Mueller matrix. A parameterization of entries of this differential matrix is proposed. It ensures that the generators associated with depolarization terms lead to physical Mueller matrices as for the nondepolarizing terms. A general expression for the depolarizing part of the differential matrix is found and a way to compute the nonlinear relations between the parameters is proposed.

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OCIS Codes
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices
(260.2130) Physical optics : Ellipsometry and polarimetry
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: February 12, 2013
Revised Manuscript: March 18, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: March 21, 2013
Published: April 24, 2013

Citation
Vincent Devlaminck, Patrick Terrier, and Jean-Michel Charbois, "Physically admissible parameterization for differential Mueller matrix of uniform media," Opt. Lett. 38, 1410-1412 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-9-1410


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