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15 October 2019 Video-rate full-Stokes imaging polarimeter using two polarization cameras
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We show how to construct and calibrate a full-Stokes imaging polarimeter system by combining the video data from two separate polarization cameras with a nonpolarizing beamsplitter and a waveplate. As a result, this system can capture the full Stokes vector at each pixel for 3 megapixel images at up to 60 Hz. To demonstrate some of the advantages of measuring the s3 Stokes vector component that is normally not measured in polarization cameras, we show three experiments: viewing three-dimensional glasses, detecting a scarab beetle in a natural environment via the circular dichroism of its shell, and mixing an optically active liquid with a neutral liquid.

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Shuhei Shibata, Masayuki Suzuki, Nathan Hagen, and Yukitoshi Otani "Video-rate full-Stokes imaging polarimeter using two polarization cameras," Optical Engineering 58(10), 103103 (15 October 2019). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.OE.58.10.103103
Received: 3 July 2019; Accepted: 24 September 2019; Published: 15 October 2019
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