Alternative depolarization criteria for Mueller matrices.

  title={Alternative depolarization criteria for Mueller matrices.},
  author={Razvigor Ossikovski},
  journal={Journal of the Optical Society of America. A, Optics, image science, and vision},
  volume={27 4},
It is shown that the currently used depolarization criteria of Gil and Bernabeu [Opt. Acta 33, 185 (1986)] and Cloude [Optik (Stuttgart) 75, 26 (1986)] may produce erroneous results when applied to a special class of Mueller matrices. Alternative criteria, based on the Lorentz singular values of the Mueller matrix, are proposed. The theory underlying the… CONTINUE READING