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Informational Limits in Optical Polarimetry and Vectorial Imaging

Authors: Foreman, Matthew R.

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  • A study with profound implications for exploitation of polarization in optical measurements
  • Provides new quantitative means to establish precision limit and to model arbitrary fields
  • Nominated as an outstanding contribution by Imperial College London
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Central to this thesis is the characterisation and exploitation of electromagnetic properties of light in imaging and measurement systems. To this end an information theoretic approach is used to formulate a hitherto lacking, quantitative definition of polarisation resolution, and to establish fundamental precision limits in electromagnetic systems. Furthermore rigorous modelling tools are developed for propagation of arbitrary electromagnetic fields, including for example stochastic fields exhibiting properties such as partial polarisation, through high numerical aperture optics. Finally these ideas are applied to the development, characterisation and optimisation of a number of topical optical systems: polarisation imaging; multiplexed optical data storage; and single molecule measurements. The work has implications for all optical imaging systems where polarisation of light is of concern.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Informational Limits in Optical Polarimetry and Vectorial Imaging
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-28528-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-28528-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-28527-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-43568-3
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 232
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