A fast Stokes polarimeter: preliminary design

Israel J. Vaughn, Andrey S. Alenin, J. Scott Tyo

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Abstract

Designing polarimetric systems directly in the channel space has provided insight into how to design new types of polarimetric systems, including systems which use carriers in hybrid domains of space, time, or spectrum. Utilizing linear systems theory, we present a full Stokes imaging polarimeter design which has the potential to operate at half the frame rate of the imaging sensor of the system by utilizing a hybrid spatio-Temporal carrier design. The design places channels on the faces and the edges of the Nyquist cube resulting in the potential for half the Nyquist limit to be achieved, provided that the spatial frequency of the objects being imaged are bandlimited to less than 0.25 cycles per pixel. If the objects are not spatially bandlimited, then the achievable temporal bandwidth is more difficult to analyze. However, a spatio-Temporal tradeoff still exists allowing for increased temporal bandwidth. We present the design of a "Fast Stokes'' polarimeter and some simulated images using this design.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - Polarization Science and Remote Sensing VIII
EditorsJoseph A. Shaw, Frans Snik
Place of PublicationBellingham WA USA
PublisherSPIE
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781510612723
ISBN (Print)9781510612716
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes
EventPolarization Science and Remote Sensing VIII 2017 - San Diego, United States of America
Duration: 8 Aug 20179 Aug 2017
https://www.spiedigitallibrary.org/conference-proceedings-of-spie/10407.toc (Proceedings)

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
PublisherSPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume10407
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Conference

ConferencePolarization Science and Remote Sensing VIII 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America
CitySan Diego
Period8/08/179/08/17
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Keywords

  • Linear systems
  • Microanalyzer array
  • Micropolarizer array
  • Modulated polarimetry
  • Polarimetric channels
  • Polarimetry

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