Channeled spatio-temporal Stokes polarimeters

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

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We present the analysis and design of spatio-temporal channeled Stokes polarimeters. We extend our recent work on optimal pixelated polarizer arrays by utilizing temporal carrier generation, resulting in polarimeters that achieve superresolution via the tradeoff between spatial bandwidth and temporal bandwidth. Utilizing the channel space description, we present a linear-Stokes design and two full-Stokes imaging polarimeter designs that have the potential to operate at the full frame rate of the imaging sensor of the system by using hybrid spatio-temporal carriers. If the objects are not spatially bandlimited, the achievable temporal bandwidth is more difficult to analyze; however, a spatio-temporal tradeoff still exists.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2768-2771
Number of pages4
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jun 2018
Externally publishedYes

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