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Title:Experimental Realization of RAMMP
Author(s):Chan, Jie Yee
Contributor(s):Toussaint, Kimani C., Jr.
Subject(s):material characterization
Mueller matrix
polarimetry
rapid Mueller matrix polarimetry
Abstract:The increasing interest in miniaturizing semiconductor components and nanostructure materials has pushed for improved material characterization. One way to characterize a material is through the determination of its Mueller matrix. However, current Mueller matrix polarimeters need to collect time series data, making them slow. A newly proposed method, Rapid Mueller Matrix Polarimetry (RAMMP), improves upon them by allowing extractions of 12 Mueller matrix elements from a single image. Here I describe the experimental realization of RAMMP and the resulting findings of the study. Large cone angles and calibration of the beam splitter can increase the reliability and accuracy of the experiment. This thesis is organized as follows. Section 2 is a summary of the work on Rapid Mueller Matrix Polarimetry published in Optics Express vol.17, no. 24, pp. 21396-21407. Section 3 is a description of the experimental setup that implemented RAMMP. Section 4 discusses the analysis and results of the experiment. Finally, section 5 concludes the thesis by revisiting the lessons learnt and suggesting future possible improvements.
Issue Date:2012-05
Genre:Other
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/46476
Publication Status:unpublished
Peer Reviewed:not peer reviewed
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-01-09


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