Abstract

We present the analysis and design of spatio–temporal channeled Stokes polarimeters. We extend our recent work on optimal pixelated polarizer arrays by utilizing temporal carrier generation, resulting in polarimeters that achieve super-resolution via the tradeoff between spatial bandwidth and temporal bandwidth. Utilizing the channel space description, we present a linear-Stokes design and two full-Stokes imaging polarimeter designs that have the potential to operate at the full frame rate of the imaging sensor of the system by using hybrid spatio–temporal carriers. If the objects are not spatially bandlimited, the achievable temporal bandwidth is more difficult to analyze; however, a spatio–temporal tradeoff still exists.

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» Visualization 1       The rotation of the conventional microanalyzer array elements as the half waveplate rotates.
» Visualization 1       The rotation of the conventional microanalyzer array elements as the half waveplate rotates.
» Visualization 1       The rotation of the conventional microanalyzer array elements as the half waveplate rotates.
» Visualization 2       Evolution of the CoRR system in the Poincaré sphere as the half wave plate is rotated over a 2 second time span.
» Visualization 2       Evolution of the CoRR system in the Poincaré sphere as the half wave plate is rotated over a 2 second time span.
» Visualization 2       Evolution of the CoRR system in the Poincaré sphere as the half wave plate is rotated over a 2 second time span.
» Visualization 3       Evolution of the CoRR sampled system in the Poincaré sphere as the half wave plate is rotated over a 2 second time span.
» Visualization 3       Evolution of the CoRR sampled system in the Poincaré sphere as the half wave plate is rotated over a 2 second time span.
» Visualization 3       Evolution of the CoRR sampled system in the Poincaré sphere as the half wave plate is rotated over a 2 second time span.
» Visualization 4       Evolution of the VATRR system in the Poincaré sphere as the half wave plate is rotated over a 2 second time span.
» Visualization 4       Evolution of the VATRR system in the Poincaré sphere as the half wave plate is rotated over a 2 second time span.
» Visualization 4       Evolution of the VATRR system in the Poincaré sphere as the half wave plate is rotated over a 2 second time span.
» Visualization 5       Evolution of the VATRR sampled system in the Poincaré sphere as the half wave plate is rotated over a 2 second time span.
» Visualization 5       Evolution of the VATRR sampled system in the Poincaré sphere as the half wave plate is rotated over a 2 second time span.
» Visualization 5       Evolution of the VATRR sampled system in the Poincaré sphere as the half wave plate is rotated over a 2 second time span.
» Visualization 6       Reconstructions of s0 for the CoRR, VATRR, and Myhre MAA systems for the low spatial, high temporal bandwidth case.
» Visualization 6       Reconstructions of s0 for the CoRR, VATRR, and Myhre MAA systems for the low spatial, high temporal bandwidth case.
» Visualization 6       Reconstructions of s0 for the CoRR, VATRR, and Myhre MAA systems for the low spatial, high temporal bandwidth case.
» Visualization 7       Reconstructions of the DoP for the CoRR, VATRR, and Myhre MAA systems for the low spatial, high temporal bandwidth case.
» Visualization 7       Reconstructions of the DoP for the CoRR, VATRR, and Myhre MAA systems for the low spatial, high temporal bandwidth case.
» Visualization 7       Reconstructions of the DoP for the CoRR, VATRR, and Myhre MAA systems for the low spatial, high temporal bandwidth case.

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