Polarisation techniques & technology


Dates:24-28 March 2014

Location: Lorentz Center, Leiden, Netherlands

Website: http://www.lorentzcenter.nl/lc/web/2014/626/info.php3?wsid=626&;venue=Oort


This was the first meeting of the Working Group 3 of the COST Action MP 1104

In many fields of research, the polarization of light is used to obtain unique information on objects under study; information that in many cases cannot be obtained in any other way when the object is not directly accessible. As the polarization signals are typically small, the measurements are often limited by systematic errors, which require sophisticated polarization measurement techniques and technologies.

For this workshop, we bring together polarimetrists from a wide range of scientific fields: from astronomy to biomedical research, from atmospheric remote sensing to military target detection. We aim to obtain a mix of scientists from academia, research institutes and industry. The main workshop goals are to exchange expertise, identify commonalities and differences, and to jointly tackle challenges related to polarimetry in general, and to individual polarimetric research fields in particular. This will be a true workshop: only half of the time will be dedicated to information exchange through presentations, while the other half will consist of interactive discussion sessions and design assignments.

Overview of the workshop : SPIE paper by F. Snik et al


Julia Craven Jones (Albuquerque, USA)
Michael Escuti (Raleigh, USA)
Silvano Fineschi (Pino Torinese, Italy)
David Harrington (Honolulu, USA)
Antonello de Martino (Palaiseau, France)
Dimitri Mawet (Santiago, Chile)
Jérôme Riedi (Villeneuve d, France)
Frans Snik (Leiden, Netherlands)
Scott Tyo (Tucson, USA)




Session 1 : Polarimetric remote sensing of the atmosphere

Joseph Shaw - All-sky polarization imaging with spatially and temporally varying aerosols
Jerome Riedi - Clouds and Aerosols remote-sensing from multiangle polarimetric measurements : from POLDER to 3MI/EPS-SG
Bastiaan van Diedenhoven - The Research Scanning Polarimeter (RSP): Heritage, measurement concept, and application to aerosol and cloud property retrievals
Steve McClain - Dual photoelastic modulator (PEM)-based polarimetry with the Airborne Multiangle SpectroPolarimetric Imager (AirMSPI)
Gerard van Harten - The SPEX instrument: measurement concept, polarimetric calibration and ground-based measurements


Session 2 : Target detection through polarimetry

David Chenault - IR Polarimetric Camcorder and Representative Data
Matthieu Boffety -  How to optimize a polarization imager for target detection?
Laurent Bigue -  Liquid crystal polarimeters
Julia Craven-Jones -  Polarization for remote chemical detection
Amir Ibrahim -  Retrieval of ocean water parameters and characteristics of the underwater targets from polarimetric observations and imaging

Session 3 : Astronomical polarimetry

Stefano Bagnulo - The importance of non photon-noise in stellar spectropolarimetry
David Harrington - Telescope Mueller matrix elements on high resolution spectropolarimeters: daytime sky polarization, charge shuffling and liquid crystal modulation
David Elmore - Overview of DKIST (formerly ATST) end-to-end polarization calibration
Hans Martin Schmid / Andreas Bazzon - Status of the ZIMPOL/SPHERE high contrast imaging polarimeter project for the ESO VLT
Christoph Keller -  High-Contrast Polarimetry: Lessons Learned for the Future
Mathieu Barthelemy / Hervé Lamy -  Premier Cru: a spectropolarimeter for auroral polarimetric studies

Session 4 : Biomedical applications of polarimetry

Steven Jacques -  Optical properties of biological tissues for polarized light
Rudolf Oldenbourg - New approaches to polarized light microscopy for imaging of living cells and tissues
Jérémy Vizet - a new technique for endoscopic Mueller polarimetry
Noé Ortega -  Towards real-time endoscopic depolarization sensing by orthogonally-polarized states mixing
Enric Garcia-Caurel - Polarimetric imaging for the diagnostics of uterine cervical cancer
Hendrik Wiese -  Investigation of histological brain sections at different scales with polarized light


Session 5 : Polarimetric techniques, systems engineering & polarization algebra

Michael Kudenov -  Polarization Spatial Heterodyning using Geometric Phase
Jihad Zallat - Spectro-polarimetric imaging: self-calibrating polarimeters and advanced image-like data reduction/processing algorithms
Alfred de Wijn - Efficient Wavelength-Diverse Polarimetric Modulators
Scott Tyo - Noise, Error, and Bandwidth in Modulated Polarimeter Systems
Meredith Kupinski -  Relating the Statistics of the Angle of Linear Polarization to Measurement Uncertainty of the Stokes Vector
Jose Jorge Gil - Additive decompositions of Mueller matrices; Polarimetric subtraction
Razvigor Ossikovski - Mueller matrix polarization algebra


Session 6 : New polarization technologies

Tom Baur - New Product Developments and Metrology for Polarization Control
Dmitry Vorobiev -  Imaging with Microgrid Polarizers
Mathieu Vedel - Full Stokes Polarization camera: spatial inhomogeneity and field calibration
Alberto Alvarez-Herrero - Polarization Modulators based on Liquid Crystal Variable Retarders for space instrumentation
Silvano Fineschi -  polarimetric components for UV space instrumentation
Michael Escuti -  Creating Arbitrary Optical Axis Patterns Via Direct-Write Lithography For Geometric Phase Holograms and Patterned Retarders

Keynotes presentations

Vincent Icke - Huygens' explanation of double refraction in calcite
Gunther Können - Light and polarization in the open air


List of participants :

Alberto Alvarez-Herrero (Torrejón de Ardoz, Spain)
Frederique Auriol (VILLENEUVE D, France)
Stefano Bagnulo (Armagh, United Kingdom)
Mathieu Barthelemy (Grenoble cedex 9, France)
Tom Baur (Frederick, CO, United States)
Andreas Bazzon (Zurich, Switzerland)
Jean-Loup Bezy (Noordwijk, Netherlands)
Laurent Bigue (Mulhouse, France)
Matthieu Boffety (Palaiseau, France)
Neal Brock (Tucson, United States)
David Chenault (Huntsville, United States)
Harrington David (Freiburg, Germany)
Jos De Boer (Leiden, Netherlands)
Alfred De Wijn (Boulder, United States)
Jos Dingjan (Leiden, Netherlands)
David Elmore (Boulder CO, United States)
Michael Escuti (Raleigh, United States)
Sylvain Faisan (Illkirch, France)
Frederic Ferrieu (Meylan, France)
Silvano Fineschi (Pino Torinese, Italy)
Enric Garcia Caurel (Palaiseau, France)
Jose Jorge Gil (Zaragoza, Spain)
Maria Gritsevich (Masala, Finland)
David Gräßel (Juelich, Germany)
Kathryn Hornburg (Raleigh, United States)
Amir Ibrahim (New York, U.S.A.)
Francisco Iglesias (Katlenburg-Lindau, Germany)
Steven Jacques (Portland, United States)
Julia Jones (Albuquerque, United States)
Christoph Keller (Leiden, Netherlands)
Michael Kudenov (Raleigh, United States)
Meredith Kupinski (Tucson, United States)
Davide Loreggia (Pino Torinese, Italy)
Ilias Manolis (Noordwijk, Netherlands)
Stephen McClain (Tucson, United States)
Ramon Navarro (Dwingeloo, Netherlands)
Tatiana Novikova (Palaiseau, France)
Rudolf Oldenbourg (Woods Hole, United States)
Noé ORTEGA-QUIJANO (Rennes, France)
Razvigor Ossikovski (Palaiseau, France)
Dominique Pagnoux (Limoges, France)
Martin Pertenais (Toulouse, France)
Jérôme Riedi (Villeneuve d, France)
Jeroen Rietjens (Utrecht, Netherlands)
Michiel Rodenhuis (Leiden, Netherlands)
Hans Martin Schmid (Zurich, Switzerland)
Joseph Shaw (Bozeman, United States)
Frans Snik (Leiden, Netherlands)
J. Scott Tyo (Tucson, United States)
Bastiaan Van Diedenhoven (New York, USA)
Gerard Van Harten (Leiden, Netherlands)
Mathieu Vedel (Culver City, United States)
Jérémy Vizet (Limoges Cedex, France)
Dmitry Vorobiev (Rochester, United States)
Hendrik Wiese (Juelich, Germany)
Jihad Zallat (Illkirch, France)