Journal of the European Optical Society - Rapid publications, Vol 3 (2008)

High speed partial Stokes imaging using a ferroelectric liquid crystal modulator

A. Jaulin, L. Bigué


This paper describes the implementation of an imaging polarimeter using a single ferroelectric liquid crystal light modulator. It provides partial imaging Stokes information at 234 Hz, much faster than polarimeters using nematic light modulators. This information is obtained for dynamic scenes in reflection or transmission. Partial Stokes information contains the first three Stokes parameters. With this information, imaging of the linear degree of polarization and of the angle of polarization can be obtained and imaging linear depolarization can be quantified.

© The Authors. All rights reserved. [DOI: 10.2971/jeos.2008.08019]

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