Mueller Matrix Polarimeter with Diattenuation Error Calibration Approach

  • Kaustav Bhattacharyya
  • David Ignacio Serrano-García
  • Yukitoshi Otani
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 166)


A calibration algorithm for the Mueller matrix dual-rotating retarder polarimeter is presented. The Mueller matrix dual-rotating retarder polarimeter is composed by two rotating retarders and two fixed polarizers with the final purpose of retrieving the polarization properties of a sample. Even algorithms to calibrate the retardation error and azimuthal error already exists, the accuracy obtained with the system is limited. Our proposal is to take into account the diattenuation error of the two retarders, which can provide more accuracy in the result. The analytical equations is described and supported with experimental results showing the accuracy incremental in our proposal.


Inverse Calculation Stokes Vector Mueller Matrix Left Circular Polarization Linear Polarization State 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kaustav Bhattacharyya
    • 1
  • David Ignacio Serrano-García
    • 1
  • Yukitoshi Otani
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Optical Research and Education (CORE)Utsunomiya UniversityUtsunomiyaJapan

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