Dealing depolarization of light in Mueller matrices with scalar metrics



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Espinosa Luna, Rafael and Atondo Rubio, Gelacio and Bernabeu Martínez, Eusebio and Hinojosa Ruiz, Sinhué Lizandro (2010) Dealing depolarization of light in Mueller matrices with scalar metrics. Optik, 121 (12). pp. 1058-1068. ISSN 0030-4026

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A number of depolarization metrics is applied to a series of reported Mueller matrices. It is shown the depolarization scalar metric Q(M) provides consistent results with the reported scalar metrics like the depolarization index and the degree of polarization. It is shown Q(M) provides additional information about the internal nature of the Mueller matrices, specifically when the upper limit, 3, is reached. It is also shown the depolarization index and the Q(M) metric are only necessary but not sufficient conditions for the physical realizability of Mueller matrices. Finally, Q(M) is proven to be consistent in all cases studied here.

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© 2009 Elsevier GmbH.
R. Espinosa-Luna and E.Bernabéu express their gratitude to CONACYT for the support provided for the realization of this work under project No.83182. E. Bernabéu expresses his particular acknowledgments to ‘‘Flores Valles’’ Program of UCM to facilitate his presence in CIO. R. Espinosa-Luna, G. Atondo-Rubio and S.Hinojosa-Ruız express their gratitude to their respective Institutions for the realization of this work as part of the GIPYS initiative (Grupo Interinstitucional de Polarización y Scattering).

Uncontrolled Keywords:Rough Surfaces, Optical-System, Polarization, Polarimeter, Index, Media, Q(M)
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Optics
ID Code:26190
Deposited On:17 Jul 2014 11:49
Last Modified:31 Dec 2020 00:03

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