Abstract

We demonstrate a compact, spatially resolved polarimeter based on a coherent optical fiber bundle coupled with a thin layer of scattering centers. The use of scattering for polarization encoding allows the polarimeter to work across broad angular and spectral domains. Optical fiber bundles provide high spatial resolution of the incident field. Because neighboring elements of the bundle interact with the incident field differently, only a single interaction of the fiber bundle with the unknown field is needed to perform the measurement. Experimental results are shown to demonstrate the capability to perform imaging polarimetry.

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2008 (1)

2006 (1)

2005 (2)

J. Ellis and A. Dogariu, Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 203905 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

L. S. Lee and J. M. Poneros, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America 15, 631 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Chenault, D. B.

Collett, E.

E. Collett, Polarized Light in Fiber Optics (Polawave Group, 2003).

Dogariu, A.

Ellis, J.

J. Ellis and A. Dogariu, Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 203905 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Goldstein, D. L.

Kohlgraf-Owens, T.

Lee, L. S.

L. S. Lee and J. M. Poneros, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America 15, 631 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Poneros, J. M.

L. S. Lee and J. M. Poneros, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America 15, 631 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Shaw, J. A.

Tyo, J. S.

Appl. Opt. (1)

Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America (1)

L. S. Lee and J. M. Poneros, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America 15, 631 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Opt. Express (1)

Phys. Rev. Lett. (1)

J. Ellis and A. Dogariu, Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 203905 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Other (1)

E. Collett, Polarized Light in Fiber Optics (Polawave Group, 2003).

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

S 2 component of the Stokes vector for 45° linearly polarized light passed through a depolarizer. (a) Measurement made by the fiber polarimeter. (b) Measurement made using a polarizer and CCD array. The white box indicates the approximate area measured by the fiber polarimeter. In (a) S 2 varies at a rate of 4.9 × 10 3 μ m , while in (b) S 2 varies at a rate of 5.9 × 10 3 μ m .

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

S 2 component of the Stokes vector for a checkered pattern generated by a spatial light modulator. (a) Measurement made by the fiber polarimeter. (b) Measurement made using a polarizer and CCD array. The white box indicates the approximate area measured by the fiber polarimeter.

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E i = ( T α ) i E i ,
S = M 1 I ,

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