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12 March 2014 Pinhole array implementation of star test polarimetry
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Star Test Polarimetry is a method of inferring polarization information in a single irradiance measurement from the shape of a point spread function [1]. We present the optical design of an image sampling polarimeter that utilizes a stress engineered optical element to image the polarization states of scattered light collected by a lens across a given field. In our scheme, an intermediate image is sampled by a pinhole array and a relay system projects the polarization dependent point spread functions to a CCD. In this way, we show polarization mapping of a sample using a single irradiance image.
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Brandon G. Zimmerman, Roshita Ramkhalawon, Miguel Alonso, and Thomas G. Brown "Pinhole array implementation of star test polarimetry", Proc. SPIE 8949, Three-Dimensional and Multidimensional Microscopy: Image Acquisition and Processing XXI, 894912 (12 March 2014);

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