Band limited data reconstruction in modulated polarimeters

Charles F. La Casse, Russell A. Chipman, J. Scott Tyo

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Abstract

Data processing for sequential in time polarimeters based on the Data Reduction Matrix technique yield polarization artifacts in the presence of time varying signals. To overcome these artifacts, polarimeters are designed to operate at higher and higher speeds. In this paper we describe a band limited reconstruction algorithm that allows the measurement and processing of temporally varying Stokes parameters without artifacts. An example polarimeter consisting of a rotating retarder and polarizer is considered, and conventional processing methods are compared to a band limited reconstruction algorithm for the example polarimeter. We demonstrate that a significant reduction in error is possible using these methods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)14976-14989
Number of pages14
JournalOptics Express
Volume19
Issue number16
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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