Estimation of errors in partial Mueller matrix polarimeter calibration

Andrey S. Alenin, Israel J. Vaughn, J Scott Tyo

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Abstract

While active polarimeters have been shown to be successful at improving discriminability of the targets of interest from their background in a wide range of applications, their use can be problematic for cases with strong bandwidth constraints. In order to limit the number of performed measurements, a number of successive studies have developed the concept of partial Mueller matrix polarimeters (pMMPs) into a competitive solution. Like all systems, pMMPs need to be calibrated in order to yield accurate results. In this treatment we provide a method by which to select a limited number of reference objects to calibrate a given pMMP design. To demonstrate the efficacy of the approach, we apply the method to a sample system and show that, depending on the kind of errors present within the system, a significantly reduced number of reference objects measurements will suffice for accurate characterization of the errors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPolarization: Measurement, Analysis, and Remote Sensing XII
PublisherSPIE
Volume9853
ISBN (Electronic)9781510600942
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
EventPolarization: Measurement, Analysis, and Remote Sensing XII - Baltimore, United States
Duration: Apr 18 2016Apr 19 2016

Other

OtherPolarization: Measurement, Analysis, and Remote Sensing XII
CountryUnited States
CityBaltimore
Period4/18/164/19/16

Keywords

  • Calibration
  • 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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    Alenin, A. S., Vaughn, I. J., & Tyo, J. S. (2016). Estimation of errors in partial Mueller matrix polarimeter calibration. In Polarization: Measurement, Analysis, and Remote Sensing XII (Vol. 9853). [98530T] SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2228442