From Event: SPIE Optical Engineering + Applications, 2017
We have recently introduced channeled-partial Mueller matrix polarimeters as a potential design for measuring a
limited number of Mueller elements for remote sensing discrimination. Because in such systems the polarization
information is modulated in space or spectrum, the corresponding carrier domain ends up sharing two different
types of information, thus leading to a reduction of bandwidth for each. In this work, we concentrate
on an efficient nine-channel/nine-reconstructables design, which limits the associated resolution loss by limiting
the overall complexity of the system. Employing structured decomposition techniques allows us to produce a
system description that provides an analytically deducible set of reconstructables that include 𝑚00, any two
linear combinations of the elements within the diattenuation vector, any two linear combinations of the elements
within the polarizance vector, as well as the linear combinations specified by the Kronecker product of the
diattenuation and polarizance vectors. Finally, we optimize the available polarimeter parameters to align the
nine reconstructables with the desirables derived from sample data, while maintaining the ability to discriminate
between different objects.
Andrey S. Alenin, Israel J. Vaughn, and J Scott Tyo, "A nine-channeled partial Mueller matrix polarimeter," Proc. SPIE 10407, Polarization Science and Remote Sensing VIII, 104070L (Presented at SPIE Optical Engineering + Applications: August 09, 2017; Published: 19 September 2017); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2274586.
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