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

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Author(s)

Thomas A. Germer

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.
Volume
8873
Conference Dates
August 26-29, 2013
Conference Location
San Diego, CA
Conference Title
Polarization Science and Remote Sensing VI

Keywords

Mueller matrix, polarimetry, reproducibility, uncertainty analysis

Citation

Germer, T. (2013), Assessing consistency of a Mueller matrix measurement by rotation of the sample under test, Polarization Science and Remote Sensing VI, San Diego, CA, [online], https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2024853 (Accessed July 14, 2024)

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Created September 27, 2013, Updated November 10, 2018