Polarimetric images of a cone

Pierre Yves Gerligand, Matthew H. Smith, Russell A. Chipman

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Scenes from a Mueller matrix movie of a brass cone are shown. From the Mueller matrix image, a variety of polarization measures are calculated and displayed. These polarization images reveal considerable details about the geometry of the cone despite the fact that the images are taken from a single vantage point, i. e. they are "flat images". As the cone rotates, the orientation of the diattenuation and retardance follow the shape of the cone, providing a clear indication of its shape.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)420-430
Number of pages11
JournalOptics Express
Issue number10
StatePublished - May 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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