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  • Vol. 41, Iss. 2 — Jan. 10, 2002
  • pp: 320–331

Principal-component characterization of noise for infrared images

José Manuel López-Alonso, Javier Alda, and Eusebio Bernabéu  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 41, Issue 2, pp. 320-331 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.41.000320


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Abstract

Principal-component decomposition is applied to the analysis of noise for infrared images. It provides a set of eigenimages, the principal components, that represents spatial patterns associated with different types of noise. We provide a method to classify the principal components into processes that explain a given amount of the variance of the images under analysis. Each process can reconstruct the set of data, thus allowing a calculation of the weight of the given process in the total noise. The method is successfully applied to an actual set of infrared images. The extension of the method to images in the visible spectrum is possible and would provide similar results.

© 2002 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(040.1240) Detectors : Arrays
(040.2480) Detectors : FLIR, forward-looking infrared
(110.3080) Imaging systems : Infrared imaging
(110.4280) Imaging systems : Noise in imaging systems
(110.6820) Imaging systems : Thermal imaging
(260.3060) Physical optics : Infrared

History
Original Manuscript: April 11, 2001
Revised Manuscript: September 21, 2001
Published: January 10, 2002

Citation
José Manuel López-Alonso, Javier Alda, and Eusebio Bernabéu, "Principal-component characterization of noise for infrared images," Appl. Opt. 41, 320-331 (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-41-2-320

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