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21 February 2011 Design of a millimeter-wave full-Stokes polarimeter utilizing optical up-conversion
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Proceedings Volume 7936, RF and Millimeter-Wave Photonics; 79360I (2011)
Event: SPIE OPTO, 2011, San Francisco, California, United States
The polarization properties of radiation can contain additional information beyond what is available with only an intensity measurement. A full-Stokes polarimeter is capable of measuring the four Stokes parameters which completely characterizes the polarization of detected radiation. A division of time full-Stokes polarimeter often uses a rotating polarizing element to measure all four Stokes parameters and this rotation can introduce artifacts due to wobbling. In this paper a system is proposed which uses an electrically controlled phase bias instead of a rotating element to create a full-Stokes polarimeter for a millimeter-wave system which utilizes optical up-conversion.
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John P. Wilson, Christopher A. Schuetz, Richard D. Martin, Thomas E. Dillon, Peng Yao, and Dennis W. Prather "Design of a millimeter-wave full-Stokes polarimeter utilizing optical up-conversion", Proc. SPIE 7936, RF and Millimeter-Wave Photonics, 79360I (21 February 2011);

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