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Publication Citation: Assessing consistency of a Mueller matrix measurement by rotation of the sample under test

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Author(s): Thomas A. Germer;
Title: Assessing consistency of a Mueller matrix measurement by rotation of the sample under test
Published: September 27, 2013
Abstract: We present a method for checking the consistency of a Mueller matrix measurement. The method is based upon the rotational properties of a Mueller matrix. The sample is placed in the polarimeter in a precision rotation stage. The Mueller matrix is then measured as a function of sample rotation. Each Mueller matrix is then transformed by matrix rotation back into the Mueller matrix at zero angle. The consistency between these resulting matrices is then taken as an indication of measurement uncertainties. The method is demonstrated with two different samples measured on two different polarimeters.
Conference: Polarization Science and Remote Sensing VI
Volume: 8873
Pages: pp. 887303-1 - 887303-8
Location: San Diego, CA
Dates: August 26-29, 2013
Keywords: Mueller matrix; polarimetry; reproducibility; uncertainty analysis
Research Areas: Optical Metrology
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2024853  (Note: May link to a non-U.S. Government webpage)