Advanced Optical Technologies Research and Development in Physical Optics

Polarimetry

Laser polarimetry utilizes the orientation of the electric-field vector of light for applications including automated target recognition (ATR) according to shape, texture, and permittivity. Laser polarization signatures are high-dimensional datasets to which methods of machine-learning are applied in polarization-components techniques (PCT) algorithms developed at AOT.

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Unpolarized (left) and polarized speckle patterns as seen through the modulated polarimeter.Noise Reduction in a Laser Polarimeter Based on Discrete Waveplate Rotations
originally published in Optics Express 16, 2091-2108 (2008).





Polarization Components Analysis for Invariant Discrimination
originally published in Applied Optics 46, 8364-8373 (2007).





Coherence and Polarization Properties of Far-Fields Generated by Quasihomogeneous Planar Electromagnetic Sources
originally published in Journal of the Optical Society of America A 22, 2547-2556 (2005).