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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 14 — Jul. 2, 2012
  • pp: 15481–15488

Three-dimensional polarimetric computational integral imaging

Xiao Xiao, Bahram Javidi, Genaro Saavedra, Michael Eismann, and Manuel Martinez-Corral  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 14, pp. 15481-15488 (2012)

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In this paper, we propose a novel 3D polarimetric computational integral imaging system by using polarization diversity of objects under natural illumination conditions. In the system, the measured Stokes polarization parameters are utilized to generate degree of polarization images of a 3D scene. Based on degree of polarization images and original 2D images, we utilize a modified computational reconstruction method to perform 3D polarimetric image reconstruction. The system may be used to detect or classify objects with distinct polarization signatures in 3D space. Experimental results also show the proposed system may mitigate the effect of occlusion in 3D reconstruction.

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OCIS Codes
(100.6890) Image processing : Three-dimensional image processing
(110.6880) Imaging systems : Three-dimensional image acquisition
(120.5410) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Polarimetry
(150.6910) Machine vision : Three-dimensional sensing

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

Original Manuscript: March 23, 2012
Revised Manuscript: May 25, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: May 28, 2012
Published: June 25, 2012

Xiao Xiao, Bahram Javidi, Genaro Saavedra, Michael Eismann, and Manuel Martinez-Corral, "Three-dimensional polarimetric computational integral imaging," Opt. Express 20, 15481-15488 (2012)

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