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 Dates: August 26-29, 2013
Conference Location: San Diego, CA
Conference Title: Polarization Science and Remote Sensing VI
Pub Type: Conferences
Mueller matrix, polarimetry, reproducibility, uncertainty analysis