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- Author(s)Dennis H. Goldstein
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Inc
- Date of Publication17/12/2010
- Place of PublicationBosa Roca
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintCRC Press Inc
- Content Note306 black & white illustrations, 16 black & white tables
- Weight1678 g
- Width178 mm
- Height254 mm
- Spine48 mm
- Format DetailsUnsewn / adhesive bound
- Edition Statement3rd Revised edition
- Table Of ContentsPart I: Introduction to Polarized Light Introduction Polarization in the Natural Environment Sources of Polarized Light Polarized Light in the Atmosphere Production of Polarized Light by Animals Polarization Vision in the Animal Kingdom Wave Equation in Classical Optics The Wave Equation Young's Interference Experiment Reflection and Transmission of a Wave at an Interface The Polarization Ellipse The Instantaneous Optical Field and the Polarization Ellipse Specialized (Degenerate) Forms of the Polarization Ellipse Elliptical Parameters of the Polarization Ellipse Stokes Polarization Parameters Derivation of Stokes Polarization Parameters Stokes Vector Classical Measurement of Stokes Polarization Parameters Stokes Parameters for Unpolarized and Partially Polarized Light Additional Properties of Stokes Polarization Parameters Stokes Parameters and the Coherency Matrix Stokes Parameters and the Pauli Matrices Mueller Matrices for Polarizing Components Mueller Matrix of a Linear Diattenuator (Polarizer) Mueller Matrix of a Linear Retarder Mueller Matrix of a Rotator Mueller Matrices for Rotated Polarizing Components Generation of Elliptically Polarized Light Mueller Matrix of a Depolarizer Fresnel Equations: Derivation and Mueller Matrix Formulation Fresnel Equations for Reflection and Transmission Mueller Matrices for Reflection and Transmission at an Air-Dielectric Interface Special Forms for Mueller Matrices for Reflection and Transmission Emission Polarization Mathematics of the Mueller Matrix Constraints on the Mueller Matrix Eigenvector and Eigenvalue Analysis Example Eigenvector Analysis The Lu-Chipman Decomposition Decomposition Order Decomposition of Depolarizing Matrices with Depolarization Symmetry Decomposition Using Matrix Roots Summary Mueller Matrices for Dielectric Plates The Diagonal Mueller Matrix and the Abcd Polarization Matrix Mueller Matrices for Single and Multiple Dielectric Plates The Jones Matrix Formalism The Jones Vector Jones Matrices for the Polarizer, Retarder, and Rotator Applications of the Jones Vector and Jones Matrices Jones Matrices for Homogeneous Elliptical Polarizers and Retarders The Poincare Sphere Theory of the Poincare Sphere Projection of the Complex Plane onto a Sphere Applications of the Poincare Sphere Fresnel-Arago Interference Laws Stokes Vector and Unpolarized Light Young's Double Slit Experiment Double Slit with Parallel Polarizers: The First Law Double Slit with Perpendicular Polarizers: The Second Law Double Slit and the Third Law Double Slit and the Fourth Law Part II: Polarimetry Introduction Methods of Measuring Stokes Polarization Parameters Classical Measurement Method: Quarter-Wave Retarder and Polarizer Method Measurement of Stokes Parameters Using a Circular Polarizer Null-Intensity Method Fourier Analysis Using a Rotating Quarter-Wave Retarder Method of Kent and Lawson Simple Tests to Determine the State of Polarization of an Optical Beam Measurement of the Characteristics of Polarizing Elements Measurement of Attenuation Coefficients of a Polarizer (Diattenuator) Measurement of the Phase Shift of a Retarder Measurement of Rotation Angle of a Rotator Stokes Polarimetry Rotating Element Polarimetry Oscillating Element Polarimetry Phase Modulation Polarimetry Techniques in Simultaneous Measurement of Stokes Vector Elements Optimization of Polarimeters Mueller Matrix Polarimetry Dual Rotating Retarder Polarimetry Other Mueller Matrix Polarimetry Methods Techniques in Imaging Polarimetry Historical Perspective Measurement Considerations Measurement Strategies and Data Reduction Techniques General Measurement Strategies: Imaging Arc
- Author BiographyDr. Dennis Goldstein is a senior physicist with Polaris Sensor Technologies, Inc., following a 28-year career in electro-optics research at the Air Force Research Laboratory. He is a fellow of SPIE and AFRL, and has served as an adjunct professor at the University of Arizona and University of Florida. He also teaches short courses for the Georgia Institute of Technology. In addition to Polarized Light, Dr. Goldstein has published more than 70 papers and technical reports, and two book chapters. He holds six patents.
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