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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2013
  • pp: 1497–1499

Differential matrix physically admissible for depolarizing media: the case of diagonal matrices

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


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 9, pp. 1497-1499 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.001497


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Abstract

In this Letter, we address the question of the physical validity of a depolarizing differential matrix. A parameterization of the diagonal terms of these depolarizing differential matrices is proposed. It ensures that the generators associated with diagonal depolarization terms lead to physical Mueller matrices. The validity of this parameterization is discussed. A condition is derived and related to the spatial extension of inhomogeneities with respect to the optical path length as proposed by Ossikovski [Opt. Lett. 36, 2330 (2011)].

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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: December 10, 2012
Revised Manuscript: March 13, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: March 20, 2013
Published: April 26, 2013

Citation
Vincent Devlaminck, Patrick Terrier, and Jean-Michel Charbois, "Differential matrix physically admissible for depolarizing media: the case of diagonal matrices," Opt. Lett. 38, 1497-1499 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-9-1497


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