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Matrix Fourier optics enables a compact full-Stokes polarization camera

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Science  05 Jul 2019:
Vol. 365, Issue 6448, eaax1839
DOI: 10.1126/science.aax1839

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A metasurface polarization camera

Imaging the polarization of light scattered from an object provides an additional degree of freedom for gaining information from a scene. Conventional polarimeters can be bulky and usually consist of mechanically moving parts (with a polarizer and analyzer setup rotating to reveal the degree of polarization). Rubin et al. designed a metasurface-based full-Stokes compact polarization camera without conventional polarization optics and without moving parts. The results provide a simplified route for polarization imaging.

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