Optical transfer matrix: Matrix correlation as frequency domain analysis of polarization imaging system

Wei Wang*, Mitsuo Takeda

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

This paper is a review of our recent work on frequency analysis of polarization imaging system. To study the effects of partial polarization and partial coherence in a polarization imaging system, we perform frequency domain analysis of the Fourier spectra of the Stokes images by using a four-dimensional frequency domain approach. We begin with the relations of the generalized Stokes parameters in the frequency domain and calculate the spectra of the Stokes images as a generalized treatment of polarization imaging system. Then, we explore the frequency response for diffraction-limited polarization imaging system in the coherent and incoherent limits. The Optical Transfer matrix (OTM) which is a transfer matrix to the spectral Stokes vector has been introduced for the diffraction-limited incoherent polarization imaging system. Some general properties associated with OTM are presented and one example of diffraction-limited OTM is provided with their comparison with the conventional Mueller matrix to reveal their intrinsic relationship.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFifteenth International Conference on Correlation Optics
EditorsOleg V. Angelsky
PublisherSPIE
ISBN (Electronic)9781510651289
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Dec 2021
Event15th International Conference on Correlation Optics 2021 - Chernivtsi, Ukraine
Duration: 13 Sep 202116 Sep 2021

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE
Volume12126
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Conference

Conference15th International Conference on Correlation Optics 2021
Country/TerritoryUkraine
CityChernivtsi
Period13/09/2116/09/21

Keywords

  • Amplitude transfer matrix
  • Generalized pupil matrix
  • Optical transfer matrix

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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