Bandwidth and information in the design and analysis of polarimeters

J. S. Tyo, Andrey S. Alenin

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3 Scopus citations

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 publicationPolarization Science and Remote Sensing VII
EditorsJoseph A. Shaw, Daniel A. LeMaster
PublisherSPIE
ISBN (Electronic)9781628417791
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015
EventPolarization Science and Remote Sensing VII - San Diego, United States
Duration: Aug 11 2015Aug 12 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume9613
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Other

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

Keywords

  • Optimization
  • Partial Mueller Matrix
  • Polarimetry
  • Polarization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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