A Degree of Freedom and Metrics Approach for Nonsingular Mueller Matrices Characterizing Passive Systems

  • V. DevlaminckEmail author
  • P. Terrier


In this paper, we are interested to define and analyze a general parametric form of nonsingular Mueller matrices. Starting from previous results about the nondepolarizing matrices, we generalize the method to any nonsingular Mueller matrices. We addressed this problem from the point of view of metrics and degrees of freedom in order to introduce a physical admissible solution to solve this question. Generators of this group are used to address the issue of the dimension of the full space in order to obtain an adequate number of degrees of freedom of the related Mueller subspace.


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  1. 1.LAGIS FRE CNRS 3303Université Lille 1, Sciences et TechnologiesVilleneuve d’AscqFrance

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