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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 13 — Jun. 30, 2003
  • pp: 1577–1584

Display of polarization information by coherently moving dots

K. M. Yemelyanov, M. A. Lo, E. N. Pugh, Jr., and N. Engheta  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 13, pp. 1577-1584 (2003)

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It is known that human eyes are effectively polarization-blind. Therefore, in order to display the polarization information in an image, one may require exhibiting such information using other visual cues that are compatible with the human visual system and can be easily detectable by a human observer. Here, we present a technique for displaying polarization information in an image using coherently moving dots that are superimposed on the image. Our examples show that this technique would allow the image segments with polarization signals to “pop out” easily, which will lead to better target feature detection and visibility enhancement.

© 2003 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(330.1880) Vision, color, and visual optics : Detection

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: May 20, 2003
Revised Manuscript: June 21, 2003
Published: June 30, 2003

K. M. Yemelyanov, M. A. Lo, E. N. Pugh, Jr., and N. Engheta, "Display of polarization information by coherently moving dots," Opt. Express 11, 1577-1584 (2003)

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