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  • Vol. 43, Iss. 2 — Jan. 10, 2004
  • pp: 283–292

Clustering of polarization-encoded images

Jihad Zallat, Christophe Collet, and Yoshitate Takakura  »View Author Affiliations

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

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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

Original Manuscript: April 10, 2003
Revised Manuscript: August 13, 2003
Published: January 10, 2004

Jihad Zallat, Christophe Collet, and Yoshitate Takakura, "Clustering of polarization-encoded images," Appl. Opt. 43, 283-292 (2004)

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