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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 26 — Dec. 21, 2009
  • pp: 23851–23860

Sources of possible artefacts in the contrast evaluation for the backscattering polarimetric images of different targets in turbid medium

Tatiana Novikova, Arnaud Bénière, François Goudail, and Antonello De Martino  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 26, pp. 23851-23860 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.023851


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Abstract

It is known that polarization-sensitive backscattering images of different objects in turbid media may show better contrasts than usual intensity images. Polarimetric image contrast depends on both target and background polarization properties and typically involves averaging over groups of pixels, corresponding to given areas of the image. By means of numerical modelling we show that the experimental arrangement, namely, the shape of turbid medium container, the optical properties of the container walls, the relative positioning of the absorbing, scattering and reflecting targets with respect to each other and to the container walls, as well as the choice of the image areas for the contrast calculations, can strongly affect the final results for both linearly and circularly polarized light.

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OCIS Codes
(000.4430) General : Numerical approximation and analysis
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(290.1350) Scattering : Backscattering
(110.0113) Imaging systems : Imaging through turbid media

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

History
Original Manuscript: September 28, 2009
Revised Manuscript: November 4, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: November 6, 2009
Published: December 14, 2009

Citation
Tatiana Novikova, Arnaud Bénière, François Goudail, and Antonello De Martino, "Sources of possible artefacts in the contrast evaluation for the backscattering polarimetric images of different targets in turbid medium," Opt. Express 17, 23851-23860 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-26-23851


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