Depolarization measurements of an integrating sphere

Stephen C. McClain, Chanda L. Bartlett, J. Larry Pezzaniti, Russell A. Chipman

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Mueller-matrix polarimetry performed in the visible and near IR indicates that an integrating sphere acts as an ideal depolarizer to the 0.5% accuracy of the polarimeter. The integrating sphere emits unpolarized light regardless of the incident polarization state.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)152-154
Number of pages3
JournalApplied optics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995


  • Integrating sphere
  • Mueller matrix
  • Polarimetry
  • Scattering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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