Spectral–temporal hybrid modulation for channeled spectropolarimetry

Qiwei Li, Andrey S. Alenin, J. Scott Tyo

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Channeled spectropolarimeters (CSPs) are capable of estimating spectrally resolved Stokes parameters from a single modulated spectrum. However, channel crosstalk and subsequent spectral resolution loss reduce the reconstruction accuracy and limit the systems’ scope of application. In this paper, we propose a spectral–temporal modulation strategy with the aim of extending channel bandwidth and improving reconstruction accuracy by leveraging the hybrid carriers and allocating channels in the two-dimensional Fourier domain that yield optimal performance. The scheme enables spectral bandwidth and temporal bandwidth to be traded off, and provides flexibility in selecting demodulation strategies based on the features of the input. We present an in-depth comparison of different systems’ performances in various input features under the presence of noise. Simulation results show that the hybrid-modulation strategy offers the best comprehensive performance as compared to the conventional CSP and dual-scan techniques.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9359-9367
Number of pages9
JournalApplied Optics
Issue number30
Publication statusPublished - 14 Oct 2020
Externally publishedYes

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