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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 25 — Dec. 5, 2011
  • pp: 25188–25198

Full analytical solution of adapted polarisation state contrast imaging

Debajyoti Upadhyay, Sugata Mondal, Eric Lacot, and Xavier Orlik  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 25, pp. 25188-25198 (2011)

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We have earlier proposed a 2-channel imaging technique: Adapted Polarisation State Contrast Imaging (APSCI), which noticeably enhances the polarimetric contrast between an object and its background using fully polarised incident state adapted to the scene, such that the polarimetric responses of those regions are located as far as possible on the Poincaré sphere. We address here the full analytical and graphical analysis of the ensemble of solutions of specific incident states, by introducing 3-Distance Eigen Space and explain the underlying physical structure of APSCI and the effect of noise over the measurements.

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OCIS Codes
(110.2970) Imaging systems : Image detection systems
(120.5410) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Polarimetry
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(110.5405) Imaging systems : Polarimetric imaging

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

Original Manuscript: May 17, 2011
Revised Manuscript: June 24, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: July 5, 2011
Published: November 23, 2011

Debajyoti Upadhyay, Sugata Mondal, Eric Lacot, and Xavier Orlik, "Full analytical solution of adapted polarisation state contrast imaging," Opt. Express 19, 25188-25198 (2011)

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