Dual-tier thin film polymer polarization imaging sensor

Viktor Gruev, Jan Van Der Spiege, Nader Engheta

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Traditional imaging systems capture and replicate the imaged environment in terms of color and intensity. One important property of light, which the human eye is blind to and is ignored by traditional imaging systems, is polarization. In this paper we present a novel, low power imaging sensor capable of recording the optical properties of partially linearly polarized light in real-time. The imaging sensor combines polymer polarization filters with a CMOS image sensor in order to compute the first three Stokes parameters at the focal plane. The imaging array contains 100 × 100 pixels and consumes 48mW at 30 fps.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)19292-19303
Number of pages12
JournalOptics Express
Issue number18
StatePublished - Aug 30 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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