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14 September 1994 Use of Mueller and non-Mueller matrices to describe polarization properties of telescope-based polarimeters
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Systems using optical elements such as linear polarizers, retarders, and mirrors can be represented by Mueller matrices. Some polarimeters include elements with time-varying polarization properties, multiple light beams, light detectors, and signal processing equipment. Standard Mueller matrix forms describing time-varying retarders, and beam splitters are presented, as well as non-Mueller matrices which describe detection and signal processing. These matrices provide a compact and intuitive mathematical description of polarimeter response which can aid in the refining of instrument designs.
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P. H. Seagraves and David F. Elmore "Use of Mueller and non-Mueller matrices to describe polarization properties of telescope-based polarimeters", Proc. SPIE 2265, Polarization Analysis and Measurement II, (14 September 1994); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.186674
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