Channel-first design of modulated polarimeters

Jiawei Song, Israel J. Vaughn, Andrey S. Alenin, Michael E. Gehm, J. Scott Tyo

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Multi-domain modulated polarimeters combine carriers on different domains to exploit the bandwidth of the measurement system. However, the inevitable systematic errors in polarimeters will degrade their bandwidth performance, so we developed a new type of multi-domain modulated polarimeter. Compared with conventional polarimeters and our previous separable designs, this new type of system can avoid some of the negative effects (such as the emergence of extraneous channels) caused by the systematic errors. To illustrate the advantages and disadvantages of both systems, both types of Stokes polarimeters are designed based on the same channel structure and their performance is simulated under systematic errors.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - Polarization
Subtitle of host publicationMeasurement, Analysis, and Remote Sensing XIII
EditorsDavid B. Chenault, Dennis H. Goldstein
Place of PublicationBellingham WA USA
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781510618220
ISBN (Print)9781510618213
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes
EventConference on Polarization - Measurement, Analysis, and Remote Sensing XII - Baltimore, United States of America
Duration: 18 Apr 201619 Apr 2016 (Proceedings)

Publication series

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


ConferenceConference on Polarization - Measurement, Analysis, and Remote Sensing XII
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America
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  • Fourier
  • Multi-domain Modulation
  • Non-Separable
  • Polarimetry

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