is pacv -m basis dependent?

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is the output from pacv -m always the matrix that acts on (I Q U V) or is it the matrix that acts on the stokes vector? The latter would make it basis dependent e.g. for a file in the circular basis it would be the matrix that acts on (I V Q U)

asked Apr 16, 2014 by anonymous

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The latter; that is, the none of the basis convention transformations as summarized in Equation 16 of van Straten et al. (2010) are included in the Mueller matrix output using pacv -m.

answered Jun 7 by straten (810 points)