Bandwidth and information in the design and analysis of polarimeters

J Scott Tyo, Andrey S. Alenin

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Abstract

Polarimeters operate by making polarization-dependent alterations in the intensity of the optical field. Modu-lated polarimeters introduce controlled uctuations as a function of time, spatial position, wavelength, angle of incidence, or any other independent variable. These uctuations create channels in frequency space that can be used to carry the polarimetric information. Since polarimeters are then inherently multiplexed information systems, issues of noise, bandwidth, channel cross-Talk, and system conditioning become immediately important. This paper reviews much of the work over the past two decades on polarimeter design, and presents some of the most recent work on hybrid and non-periodic modulation schemes that hold out potential for maximizing system bandwidth.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
PublisherSPIE
Volume9613
ISBN (Print)9781628417791
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
EventPolarization Science and Remote Sensing VII - San Diego, United States
Duration: Aug 11 2015Aug 12 2015

Other

OtherPolarization Science and Remote Sensing VII
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period8/11/158/12/15

Keywords

  • Optimization
  • Partial Mueller Matrix
  • Polarimetry
  • Polarization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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    Tyo, J. S., & Alenin, A. S. (2015). Bandwidth and information in the design and analysis of polarimeters. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 9613). [96130O] SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2190134