Metrics for depolarization

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Several single-valued metrics have been introduced for the assessment of depolarization including the Depolarization Index and the Average Degree of Polarization (obtained by averaging the exiting degree of polarization over all incident polarization states). These metrics are compared then a more complete representation of depolarization is introduced, the Degree of Polarization Surfaces, which help elucidate the structure of the depolarization degrees of freedom within the Mueller calculus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number58880L
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 2005
EventPolarization Science and Remote Sensing II - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 2 2005Aug 4 2005


  • Annealing
  • Depolarization
  • Diattenuation
  • Polarimetry
  • Polarization
  • Retardance

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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