11 December 1992 Generalized diattenuation and retardance for inhomogeneous polarization elements
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Two useful quantities, diattenuation and retardance, that characterize the polarization properties of a polarization element, are generalized for inhomogeneous polarization elements, i.e., the polarization elements with nonorthogonal eigenpolarizations. Moreover, an inhomogeneity parameter is introduced to characterize the inhomogeneity of a polarization element. The equations for calculating inhomogeneity, diattenuation, and retardance from the Jones matrix are presented. These equations are suitable for performing data reduction on Jones matrices or nondepolarizing Mueller matrices.
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Shih-Yau Lu, Shih-Yau Lu, Russell A. Chipman, Russell A. Chipman, } "Generalized diattenuation and retardance for inhomogeneous polarization elements", Proc. SPIE 1746, Polarization Analysis and Measurement, (11 December 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.138789; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.138789


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