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Journal of the Optical Society of America A

| OPTICS, IMAGE SCIENCE, AND VISION

  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 28, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2011
  • pp: 46–53

When is polarimetric imaging preferable to intensity imaging for target detection?

François Goudail and J. Scott Tyo  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 28, Issue 1, pp. 46-53 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.28.000046


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Abstract

We consider target detection in images perturbed with additive noise. We determine the conditions in which polarimetric imaging, which consists of analyzing of the polarization of the light scattered by the scene before forming the image, yields better performance than classical intensity imaging. These results give important information to assess the interest of polarimetric imaging in a given application.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(030.4280) Coherence and statistical optics : Noise in imaging systems
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 18, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: November 14, 2010
Published: December 23, 2010

Citation
François Goudail and J. Scott Tyo, "When is polarimetric imaging preferable to intensity imaging for target detection?," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 28, 46-53 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-28-1-46

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