Parallel decompositions of Mueller matrices and polarimetric subtraction
E Universidad de Zaragoza, ICE c/ Pedro Cerbuna 12,
Published online: 02 June 2010
From a general formulation of the physically realizable parallel decompositions of the Mueller matrix M of a given depolarizing system, a procedure for determining the set of pure Mueller matrices susceptible to be subtracted from M is presented. This procedure provides a way to check if a given pure Mueller matrix N can be subtracted from M or not. If this check is positive, the value of the relative cross section of the subtracted component is also determined.
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