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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2008
  • pp: 2335–2337

Minimization of the influence of passive-light contribution in active imaging of the degree of polarization

Arnaud Bénière, François Goudail, Mehdi Alouini, and Daniel Dolfi  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 20, pp. 2335-2337 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.33.002335


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Abstract

Active imaging systems that measure the degree of polarization (DOP) are often perturbed by passive light owing to ambient illumination. Passive light introduces a shot noise that combines with the noise due to the active signal to perturb estimation of the DOP. We quantitatively study its influence and show that the polarization state of active illumination can be adjusted to minimize the influence of passive light. It is thus an additional degree of freedom for optimization.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(030.4280) Coherence and statistical optics : Noise in imaging systems

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 7, 2008
Revised Manuscript: August 27, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: September 6, 2008
Published: October 13, 2008

Citation
Arnaud Bénière, François Goudail, Mehdi Alouini, and Daniel Dolfi, "Minimization of the influence of passive-light contribution in active imaging of the degree of polarization," Opt. Lett. 33, 2335-2337 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-33-20-2335

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