Imaging spectropolarimeters for use in visible and infrared remote sensing

J. S. Tyo, Theodore S. Turner

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An imaging variable retardance, Fourier transform spectropolarimeter (VRFTSP) is presented that is capable of creating spectropolarimetric images of scenes with independent characterization of spatial, spectral, and polarimetric information. The device is used to image simple, canonical targets such as spheres and cylinders in a laboratory setup. The resulting images demonstrate the capability of developing systems to collect spectropolarimetric data of field images using the concept of pushbroom scanning and serial collection of polarimetric information, with the possibility of developing a parallelized collection strategy allowing the collection of near-real-time images of real-world targets.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 1999 Imaging Spectrometry V
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes
EventImaging Spectrometry V 1999 - Denver, United States of America
Duration: 18 Jul 199922 Jul 1999

Publication series

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


ConferenceImaging Spectrometry V 1999
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America
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