A new method is proposed to perform Mueller matrix polarimetry using a Full Poincaré beam (i.e., a non-uniformly polarized beam presenting all polarization states across its section) as a parallel polarization state generator and a charge-coupled device (CCD) camera as a detector of the polarization state analyzer. In this way, the polarization change is measured for all possible input states simultaneously. To obtain the Mueller matrix of the sample, the overdetermined system of equa- tions that relates the input and output states of polarization is solved by means of the Moore–Penrose pseudo-inverse. Preliminary numerical simulations are performed to identify and exhaustively ana- lyze the main sources of error. In order to test the method, experimental measurements are presented for several known samples, showing an excellent agreement between the experimentally obtained Mueller matrices and the theoretically expected ones.

Suárez-Bermejo, J.C., González de Sande, J.C., Piquero, G., Failla, A.V., Santarsiero, M. (2022). Full Poincaré Mueller Polarimetry Using a CCD Camera. PHOTONICS, 9(10), 702 [10.3390/photonics9100702].

Full Poincaré Mueller Polarimetry Using a CCD Camera

Santarsiero, Massimo
2022

Abstract

A new method is proposed to perform Mueller matrix polarimetry using a Full Poincaré beam (i.e., a non-uniformly polarized beam presenting all polarization states across its section) as a parallel polarization state generator and a charge-coupled device (CCD) camera as a detector of the polarization state analyzer. In this way, the polarization change is measured for all possible input states simultaneously. To obtain the Mueller matrix of the sample, the overdetermined system of equa- tions that relates the input and output states of polarization is solved by means of the Moore–Penrose pseudo-inverse. Preliminary numerical simulations are performed to identify and exhaustively ana- lyze the main sources of error. In order to test the method, experimental measurements are presented for several known samples, showing an excellent agreement between the experimentally obtained Mueller matrices and the theoretically expected ones.
Suárez-Bermejo, J.C., González de Sande, J.C., Piquero, G., Failla, A.V., Santarsiero, M. (2022). Full Poincaré Mueller Polarimetry Using a CCD Camera. PHOTONICS, 9(10), 702 [10.3390/photonics9100702].
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