Fast determination of the full Mueller matrix from phase measurements on a single detected signal

S.E. Segre

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It is shown that the full ellipsometric Mueller matrix can be determined from measurements of only the phases of the harmonic components on a single detected signal. Such phase measurements may be preferable to the conventional amplitude measurements, because they are less sensitive to noise. Furthermore it is shown that the proposed method of modulating the polarization allows a very good time resolution (down to ~100 ns). © 1997 Optical Society of America.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1363 - 1366
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America A: Optics and Image Science, and Vision
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

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