Practical design issues for snapshot Mueller matrix spectropolarimetry
AffiliationUniv Arizona, Coll Opt Sci
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PublisherSPIE-INT SOC OPTICAL ENGINEERING
CitationNathan Hagen, Benjamin D. Chrysler, and Yukitoshi Otani "Practical design issues for snapshot Mueller matrix spectropolarimetry", Proc. SPIE 11132, Polarization Science and Remote Sensing IX, 111320H (6 September 2019); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2525006
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AbstractWe discuss practical design constraints for snapshot Mueller matrix spectropolarimeters, and reveal a robustness problem with existing designs. By carefully choosing the ratios of thicknesses between the four thick retarders used in these systems, we can avoid requiring extremely tight tolerances, though at a cost in overall bandwidth. We provide example designs and quantify the robustness-resolution tradeoff.
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