micropolarizer array, pixel, polarimetry
The design and fabrication of a micropolarizer array for imaging polarimetry is described for the 3–5-μm-wavelength region. Each micropolarizer consists of a 475-nm-period Mo wire grid in a 16 μm × 16 μm aperture. Interference lithography is used to generate the small grating features through an etch mask layer. Arrays of 256 × 256 micropolarizers at three distinct angular orientations have been fabricated that permit the measurement of the first three Stokes vector components in each pixel of an imaging polarimeter. An imaging system composed of a micropolarizer array integrated directly onto a focal plane array has been assembled, and initial testing has been performed.
Original Publication Citation
G. P. Nordin, J. T. Meier, P. C. Deguzman, and M. W. Jones, "Micropolarizer Array for Infrared Imaging Polarimetry", J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 16(5), pp. 1184-1193 (1999)
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Jones, M. W.; Nordin, Gregory P.; Deguzman, P. C.; and Meier, J. T., "Micropolarizer Array for Infrared Imaging Polarimetry" (1999). Faculty Publications. 630.
Optical Society of America
Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology
Electrical and Computer Engineering
© 1999 Optical Society of America
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