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