Channeled partial Mueller matrix polarimetry

Andrey S. Alenin, J. S. Tyo

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In prior work,1,2 we introduced methods to treat channeled systems in a way that is similar to Data Reduction Method (DRM), by focusing attention on the Fourier content of the measurement conditions. Introduction of Q enabled us to more readily extract the performance of the system and thereby optimize it to obtain reconstruction with the least noise. The analysis tools developed for that exercise can be expanded to be applicable to partial Mueller Matrix Polarimeters (pMMPs), which were a topic of prior discussion as well. In this treatment, we combine the principles involved in both of those research trajectories and identify a set of channeled pMMP families. As a result, the measurement structure of such systems is completely known and the design of a channeled pMMP intended for any given task becomes a search over a finite set of possibilities, with the additional channel rotation allowing for a more desirable Mueller element mixing.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPolarization Science and Remote Sensing VII
EditorsJoseph A. Shaw, Daniel A. LeMaster
ISBN (Electronic)9781628417791
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
EventPolarization Science and Remote Sensing VIII 2017 - San Diego, United States of America
Duration: 8 Aug 20179 Aug 2017 (Proceedings)

Publication series

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


ConferencePolarization Science and Remote Sensing VIII 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America
CitySan Diego
Internet address


  • Channeled Systems
  • Optimization
  • Partial Mueller Matrix
  • Polarimetry
  • Polarization

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