OSA's Digital Library

Applied Optics

Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 33, Iss. 7 — Mar. 1, 1994
  • pp: 1245–1247

Visualization of polarized light with simultaneous suppression of unpolarized beams

D. M. Alperin, E. E. Paolini, and D. M. A. Guérin  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 33, Issue 7, pp. 1245-1247 (1994)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.33.001245


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (404 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

Combining a rotating polarizer with an image-processing technique permits the visual identification of the linearly polarized beams present in a field of view. The resulting images show the polarizations in a scene, regardless of the orientation of their electric-field vectors, with simultaneous suppression of unpolarized light.

© 1994 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: July 7, 1993
Revised Manuscript: November 3, 1993
Published: March 1, 1994

Citation
D. M. Alperin, E. E. Paolini, and D. M. A. Guérin, "Visualization of polarized light with simultaneous suppression of unpolarized beams," Appl. Opt. 33, 1245-1247 (1994)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-33-7-1245


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. F. A. Jenkins, H. E. White, Fundamentals of Optics (McGraw-Hill, New York, 1976), Chap. 24, p. 503.
  2. A. C. Guyton, Textbook of Medical Physiology (Saunders, Philadelphia, Pa., 1967), Chap. 50, p. 721.
  3. A. Jain, Fundamentals of Digital Image Processing (Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, N.J., 1989), Chap. 9, p. 400.
  4. G. R. Martin, “The question of polarization,” Nature (London) 358, 194(1991). [CrossRef]
  5. P. S. Hauge, “Survey of methods for the complete determination of a state of polarization,” in Polarized Light: Instruments, Devices, Applications, R. M. Azzam, W. L. Hyde, eds., Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 88, 3–10 (1976).

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

Figures

Fig. 1 Fig. 2
 

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited