Single-Shot Low-Light Polarimeter

Technology #2021-098

Key Points

  • New polarimeter measures beams in any state of polarization, irrespective of their direction of incidence
  • Compact design, single-shot operation
  • Can be applied to any spectral domain, including ultraviolet, visible and infrared

Abstract

The University of Central Florida invention is a type of polarimeter. Its self-referencing nature makes it ideal for accurately measuring the properties of beams in any state of polarization, regardless of their direction of incidence. The compact design and single-shot operation make the invention useful in time-resolved remote sensing applications. Moreover, the design uses all the incoming photons; therefore, it is suitable for low-light applications. Lastly, the concept is general, and it can be applied to any spectral domain, including ultraviolet, visible and infrared.

Partnering Opportunity

The research team is looking for partners to develop the technology further for commercialization.

Stage of Development

Prototype available.

Benefit

  • Compact design, no moving parts or other modulators required
  • Single-shot operation
  • Broadband functionality
  • Extreme low-light operation

Market Application

  • Remote sensing
  • Beam characterization
  • Metrology