260 frames-per-second 648 × 488 resolution division-of-focal-plane polarimeter with structural dynamics and tracking applications

Timothy York, Radoslav Marinov, Viktor Gruev

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We have designed an image sensor that can capture the first three Stokes parameters at 648 by 488 spatial resolution at 260 frames per second. The sensor consists of a CCD image sensor monolithically integrated with pixel pitch-matched aluminum nanowire polarization filters. The sensor demonstrates a Malus law response over all pixels, and has a relatively uniform diattenuation over the visible spectrum. We demonstrate two potential applications for the sensor. The first uses circular polarization in transmission mode to observe high-speed stress failure in polycarbonate. The second uses polarization in reflected mode to track high speed automobile traffic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8243-8252
Number of pages10
JournalOptics Express
Issue number8
StatePublished - Apr 18 2016
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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