Mueller matrix roots depolarization parameters

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Abstract

The Mueller matrix roots decomposition recently proposed by Chipman in [1] and its three associated families of depolarization (amplitude depolarization, phase depolarization, and diagonal depolarization) are explored. Degree of polarization maps are used to differentiate among the three families and demonstrate the unity between phase and diagonal depolarization, while amplitude depolarization remains a distinct class. Three families of depolarization are generated via the averaging of different forms of two nondepolarizing Mueller matrices. The orientation of the resulting depolarization follows the cyclic permutations of the Pauli spin matrices. The depolarization forms of Mueller matrices from two scattering measurements are analyzed with the matrix roots decomposition-a sample of ground glass and a graphite and wood pencil tip.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)735-744
Number of pages10
JournalApplied Optics
Volume51
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 20 2012

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Mueller matrix roots depolarization parameters. / Noble, Hannah D.; Mcclain, Stephen C; Chipman, Russell A.

In: Applied Optics, Vol. 51, No. 6, 20.02.2012, p. 735-744.

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