A very powerful space-variant image processing technique such as median filtering is performed using the polarization-encoded optical shadow casting (POSC) system. The POSC system is used to process two different noisy images. Two different POSC architectures and input encodings are identified and compared.
© 1989 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: July 12, 1988
Published: April 1, 1989
Abdul Ahad S. Awwal and Mohammad A. Karim, "Median filtering using polarization-encoded optical shadow casting," Appl. Opt. 28, 1436-1440 (1989)