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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 19 — Sep. 10, 2012
  • pp: 21331–21340

Optimal Mueller matrix estimation in the presence of Poisson shot noise

Guillaume Anna and François Goudail  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 19, pp. 21331-21340 (2012)

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We address the optimization of Mueller polarimeters in the presence of additive Gaussian noise and signal-dependent shot noise, which are two dominant types of noise in most imaging systems. We propose polarimeter architectures in which the noise variances on each coefficient of the Mueller matrix are equalized and independent of the observed matrices.

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

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: June 18, 2012
Revised Manuscript: July 27, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: July 27, 2012
Published: September 4, 2012

Guillaume Anna and François Goudail, "Optimal Mueller matrix estimation in the presence of Poisson shot noise," Opt. Express 20, 21331-21340 (2012)

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