Decomposition of Mueller matrices

Russell A Chipman, Shih Yau Lu

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Abstract

We present an algorithm which decomposes a Mueller matrix into a sequence of three matrix factors: a diattenuator, followed by a retarder, then followed by a depolarizer. Those factors are unique except for singular Mueller matrices. Based upon this decomposition, the diattenuation and retardance of a Mueller matrix can be defined and computed. Thus, this algorithm is useful for performing data reduction upon experimentally determined Mueller matrices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Pages385-396
Number of pages12
Volume3120
DOIs
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes
EventWideband Interferometric Sensing and Imaging Polarimetry - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Jul 28 1997Jul 28 1997

Other

OtherWideband Interferometric Sensing and Imaging Polarimetry
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period7/28/977/28/97

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Mueller Matrix
Decomposition
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retarders
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depolarization
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Keywords

  • Depolarization
  • Diattenuation
  • Jones matrices
  • Mueller matrices
  • Polarization
  • Retardance

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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Chipman, R. A., & Lu, S. Y. (1997). Decomposition of Mueller matrices. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 3120, pp. 385-396) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.283849

Decomposition of Mueller matrices. / Chipman, Russell A; Lu, Shih Yau.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 3120 1997. p. 385-396.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Chipman, RA & Lu, SY 1997, Decomposition of Mueller matrices. in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 3120, pp. 385-396, Wideband Interferometric Sensing and Imaging Polarimetry, San Diego, CA, United States, 7/28/97. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.283849
Chipman RA, Lu SY. Decomposition of Mueller matrices. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 3120. 1997. p. 385-396 https://doi.org/10.1117/12.283849
Chipman, Russell A ; Lu, Shih Yau. / Decomposition of Mueller matrices. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 3120 1997. pp. 385-396
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