23 September 2015 Recent developments in the design and verification of crystalline polarization scramblers for space applications
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To increase the accuracy of earth-observation spectro-imagers, it is necessary to achieve high levels of depolarization of the incoming beam. The preferred device in space instrument is the so-called polarization scrambler. It is made of birefringent crystal wedges arranged in a single or dual Babinet. Today, with required radiometric accuracies of the order of 0.1%, it is necessary to develop tools to find optimal and low sensitivity solutions quickly and to measure the performances with a high level of accuracy.
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Guilhem Dubroca, Guilhem Dubroca, Michaël Richert, Michaël Richert, Didier Loiseaux, Didier Loiseaux, Jérôme Caron, Jérôme Caron, Jean-Loup Bézy, Jean-Loup Bézy, } "Recent developments in the design and verification of crystalline polarization scramblers for space applications", Proc. SPIE 9626, Optical Systems Design 2015: Optical Design and Engineering VI, 962622 (23 September 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2191226; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2191226
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