Vol. 15, issue 07, article # 14

Oshlakov V.G., Borkov Yu.G. Numerical analysis of the instrumental matrix of a polarization meter . // Atmospheric and oceanic optics. 2002. V. 15. No. 07. P. 575-581.
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Optimization of the meter of Stokes vector parameters and 16 elements of the scattering phase matrix is considered. The measurements are made with maximum possible accuracy in the presence of errors in the initial data. The meter is simple in controlling the polarization elements. The measurement accuracy depends on the condition number of the instrumental matrix cond M. Numerical analysis determines the points, at which cond M is minimum as well as the effect is minimum of the deviation from them on the cond M magnitude.