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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 36, Iss. 3 — Jan. 20, 1997
  • pp: 723–730

Stokes vector imaging of the polarized sky-dome

J. A. North and M. J. Duggin  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 36, Issue 3, pp. 723-730 (1997)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.36.000723


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Abstract

A practical method has been developed for obtaining partial Stokes vector (IQU_) and derivative (IPT_) images of the polarized sky-dome. This method takes advantage of a four-lens stereoscopic camera, a dome mirror, photo CD processing, and commercially available digital image-processing software.

© 1997 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: July 26, 1995
Revised Manuscript: June 27, 1996
Published: January 20, 1997

Citation
J. A. North and M. J. Duggin, "Stokes vector imaging of the polarized sky-dome," Appl. Opt. 36, 723-730 (1997)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-36-3-723


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