## Clustering of Polarization-Encoded Images

Applied Optics, Vol. 43, Issue 2, pp. 283-292 (2004)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.43.000283

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### Abstract

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.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

**OCIS Codes**

(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

**Citation**

Jihad Zallat, Christophe Collet, and Yoshitate Takakura, "Clustering of Polarization-Encoded Images," Appl. Opt. **43**, 283-292 (2004)

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