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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 27 — Dec. 19, 2011
  • pp: 26161–26173

Bilinear and bicubic interpolation methods for division of focal plane polarimeters

Shengkui Gao and Viktor Gruev  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 27, pp. 26161-26173 (2011)

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This paper presents bilinear and bicubic interpolation methods tailored for the division of focal plane polarization imaging sensor. The interpolation methods are targeted for a 1-Mega pixel polarization imaging sensor operating in the visible spectrum. The five interpolation methods considered in this paper are: bilinear, weighted bilinear, bicubic spline, an approximated bicubic spline and a bicubic interpolation method. The modulation transfer function analysis is applied to the different interpolation methods, and test images as well as numerical error analyses are also presented. Based on the comparison results, the full frame bicubic spline interpolation achieves the best performance for polarization images.

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OCIS Codes
(120.5410) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Polarimetry
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(110.5405) Imaging systems : Polarimetric imaging

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: October 27, 2011
Revised Manuscript: November 20, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: November 22, 2011
Published: December 7, 2011

Shengkui Gao and Viktor Gruev, "Bilinear and bicubic interpolation methods for division of focal plane polarimeters," Opt. Express 19, 26161-26173 (2011)

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