White Light Achromatic Grating Imaging Polarimeter

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Michael Kudenov
Assistant Research Professor, Optical Sciences
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Amy Phillips
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Summary:  Researchers at the University of Arizona have developed white light polarization-grating-based imaging polarimeters and associated methods.  These “snapshot” imaging polarimeters operate over broad wavelength ranges, including thermal infrared and visible wavelengths.  The polarization gratings produce a shear between first and second polarization components of received radiation flux.

 

Advantages:

-  Higher signal-to-noise ratio and contrast

-  Able to operate in LWIR and visible

-  Snapshot capbility eliminates registration problems

 

Applications:

-  Remote sensing

-  Inspection

 

Status:  US Patent Application No. 13/399,861 pending

 

Lead Inventor:  Michael Kudenov

 

Contact:  Amy Phillips; amyp@tla.arizona.edu

Refer to case number UA10-059