Depolarization analyzed by matrix logarithms

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An order-independent decomposition of Mueller matrices based on matrix roots and matrix logarithms provides nine depolarization parameters, three closely associated with retardance, three related to diattenuation, and three more related to the matrix diagonal.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2007
PublisherOptical Society of America (OSA)
ISBN (Print)1557528462, 9781557528469
StatePublished - 2007
EventFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2007 - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Sep 16 2007Sep 16 2007

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701


OtherFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2007
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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