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 infrared indicates that an integrating sphere acts as an ideal depolarizer to the 05% accuracy of the polarimeter. The integrating sphere emits unpolanzed light regardless of the incident polarization state.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)140-144
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - Oct 7 1994
EventStray Radiation in Optical Systems III 1994 - San Diego, United States
Duration: Jul 24 1994Jul 29 1994


  • Integrating sphere
  • Mueller matrix
  • Polarimetry
  • Scattering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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