Polarization-encoded imaging consists of the distributed measurements of polarization parameters for each pixel of an image. We address clustering of multidimensional polarization-encoded images. The spatial coherence of polarization information is considered. Two methods of analysis are proposed: polarization contrast enhancement and a more-sophisticated image-processing algorithm based on a Markovian model. The proposed algorithms are applied and validated with two different Mueller images acquired by a fully polarimetric imaging system.
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(100.0100) Image processing : Image processing
(100.5010) Image processing : Pattern recognition
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
Jihad Zallat, Christophe Collet, and Yoshitate Takakura, "Clustering of Polarization-Encoded Images," Appl. Opt. 43, 283-292 (2004)