Full Poincare Mueller polarimetry using a CCD camera



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Suárez Bermejo, Juan Carlos and González de Sande, Juan Carlos and Piquero Sanz, Gemma María and Failla, Antonio Virgilio and Santarsiero, Massimo (2022) Full Poincare Mueller polarimetry using a CCD camera. Photonics, 9 (10). ISSN 2304-6732

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/photonics9100702


A new method is proposed to perform Mueller matrix polarimetry using a Full Poincare beam (i.e., a non-uniformly polarized beam presenting all polarization states across its section) as a parallel polarization state generator and a charge-coupled device (CCD) camera as a detector of the polarization state analyzer. In this way, the polarization change is measured for all possible input states simultaneously. To obtain the Mueller matrix of the sample, the overdetermined system of equations that relates the input and output states of polarization is solved by means of the Moore-Penrose pseudo-inverse. Preliminary numerical simulations are performed to identify and exhaustively analyze the main sources of error. In order to test the method, experimental measurements are presented for several known samples, showing an excellent agreement between the experimentally obtained Mueller matrices and the theoretically expected ones.

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This research was funded by Spanish Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad under Grant No. PID2019-104268GB-C21.

Uncontrolled Keywords:Calibration method; Refractive-index; Polarized beams; Mat
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Optics
ID Code:75578
Deposited On:22 Nov 2022 17:41
Last Modified:22 Nov 2022 17:41

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