@inproceedings{87435f3a8ddf471f8338416eca359662,

title = "Degrees of freedom in depolarizing mueller matrices",

abstract = "Most measured Mueller matrices tend to be slightly non physical due to noise and calibration issues.1 Based on a simple white noise model and higher dimensional geometrical considerations, only 1 out of 90 measured Mueller matrices for a non depolarizing sample should be physical, a number given by the relation ∫0π/4sin7 φ dφ/∫0πsin7 φ dφ≈0.0111 which describes the ratio of the 9-dimensional solid angle inside a 9-dimensional 45° cone to the 9-dimensional solid angle in the entire 9-dimensional hypersphere. The remaining majority of measured matrices would be expected to be slightly non physical.",

author = "Chipman, {Russell A.}",

year = "2007",

doi = "10.1117/12.735892",

language = "English (US)",

isbn = "9780819468307",

series = "Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering",

booktitle = "Polarization Science and Remote Sensing III",

note = "Polarization Science and Remote Sensing III ; Conference date: 29-08-2007 Through 30-08-2007",

}