11 August 2009 Retardance in three-dimensional polarization ray tracing
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Abstract
A three-by-three polarization ray tracing matrix P which is defined in global coordinates characterizes the polarization transformations associated with single ray through optical system. The P matrix contains both a geometrical transformation effect and the polarization characteristics of diattenuation and retardance from the optical and polarization elements. In order to separate the geometrical transformation and calculate the "physical" retardance, a non-polarizing ray tracing matrix Q is used. The diattenuation and the retardance of a dove prism are analyzed as an example.
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Garam Yun, Russell A. Chipman, "Retardance in three-dimensional polarization ray tracing", Proc. SPIE 7461, Polarization Science and Remote Sensing IV, 74610S (11 August 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.827303; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.827303
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