This paper describes a Stokes vector measurement method based on a snapshot polarization-sensitive spectral interferometry. We measure perpendicular linearly polarized complex wave information of an anisotropic object in the spectral domain from which an accurate Stokes vector can be extracted. The proposed Stokes vector measurement method is robust to the object plane 3-D pose variation and external noise, and it provides a reliable snapshot solution in numerous spectral polarization-related applications.
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