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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 43, Iss. 2 — Jan. 10, 2004
  • pp: 274–282

Target detection with a liquid-crystal-based passive Stokes polarimeter

François Goudail, Patrick Terrier, Yoshitate Takakura, Laurent Bigué, Frédéric Galland, and Vincent DeVlaminck  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 43, Issue 2, pp. 274-282 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.43.000274


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Abstract

We present an imaging system that measures the polarimetric state of the light coming from each point of a scene. This system, which determines the four components of the Stokes vector at each spatial location, is based on a liquid-crystal polarization modulator, which makes it possible to acquire four-dimensional Stokes parameter images at a standard video rate. We show that using such polarimetric images instead of simple intensity images can improve target detection and segmentation performance.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(100.0100) Image processing : Image processing
(100.5010) Image processing : Pattern recognition
(120.5410) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Polarimetry
(230.3720) Optical devices : Liquid-crystal devices
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

History
Original Manuscript: April 14, 2003
Revised Manuscript: September 11, 2003
Published: January 10, 2004

Citation
François Goudail, Patrick Terrier, Yoshitate Takakura, Laurent Bigué, Frédéric Galland, and Vincent DeVlaminck, "Target detection with a liquid-crystal-based passive Stokes polarimeter," Appl. Opt. 43, 274-282 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-43-2-274

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