Abstract

We report on the optimization of a snapshot Mueller matrix polarimeter performed by using singular-value decomposition. The snapshot technique relies on wavelength polarization coding by four wave plates. The statistical noise on Mueller components is minimized through adjustment of the thickness of each plate. The spectrometer response and its cutoff frequency were considered to find the optimal configurations described here.

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G. Golub and C. V. Loan, Matrix Computations, 3rd ed. (Johns Hopkins U. Press, 1996).

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