Abstract

A photoelectric skylight polarimeter to measure directly the Stokes parameters for plane polarized light is described. The basic principle of the instrument consists in the simultaneous measurement of the intensity of light (in the chosen spectral region) transmitted by polarizers oriented in four specific directions. The main features and performance characteristics of the instrument are briefly discussed.

© 1966 Optical Society of America

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T. A. Hariharan and Z. Sekera, "Errata: A Photoelectric Skylight Polarimeter," Appl. Opt. 5, 1882-1882 (1966)
https://www.osapublishing.org/ao/abstract.cfm?uri=ao-5-12-1882

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