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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 25 — Dec. 5, 2011
  • pp: 25367–25378

Optimal discrimination of multiple regions with an active polarimetric imager

Guillaume Anna, François Goudail, and Daniel Dolfi  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 25, pp. 25367-25378 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.025367


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Abstract

Until now, most studies about polarimetric contrast optimization have focused on the discrimination of two regions (a target and a background). In this paper, we propose a methodology to determine the set of polarimetric measurements that optimize discrimination of an arbitrary number of regions with different polarimetric properties. We show on real world examples that in some situations, a few number of optimized polarimetric measurements can overcome the performance of full Mueller matrix imaging.

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OCIS Codes
(100.0100) Image processing : Image processing
(110.5405) Imaging systems : Polarimetric imaging

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

History
Original Manuscript: October 24, 2011
Revised Manuscript: November 17, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: November 17, 2011
Published: November 28, 2011

Citation
Guillaume Anna, François Goudail, and Daniel Dolfi, "Optimal discrimination of multiple regions with an active polarimetric imager," Opt. Express 19, 25367-25378 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-25-25367


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