Three-dimensional polarization ray tracing and diattenuation calculation

Garam Yun, Karlton Crabtree, Russell A. Chipman

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A three-by-three polarization ray tracing matrix method for polarization ray tracing in optical systems is presented for calculating the polarization transformations associated with ray paths through optical systems. The method is a three dimensional generalization of a Jones matrix. Diattenuation of the optical system is calculated via singular value decomposition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Optical Design Conference 2010
StatePublished - 2010
EventInternational Optical Design Conference 2010 - Jackson Hole, WY, United States
Duration: Jun 13 2010Jun 17 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


OtherInternational Optical Design Conference 2010
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityJackson Hole, WY


  • diattenuation
  • polarization ray trace
  • ray tracing
  • singular value decomposition

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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