Interpretation of Mueller matrices based on polar decomposition

  • Lu S
  • Chipman R
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Abstract

We present an algorithm that decomposes a Mueller matrix into a sequence of three matrix factors: a diattenuator, followed by a retarder, then followed by a depolarizer. Those factors are unique except for singular Mueller matrices. Based on this decomposition, the diattenuation and the retardance of a Mueller matrix can be defined and computed. Thus this algorithm is useful for performing data reduction upon experimentally determined Mueller matrices.

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Authors

  • Shih-Yau Lu

  • Russell A. Chipman

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