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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 36, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 2011
  • pp: 4590–4592

Polarimetric target detection in the presence of spatially fluctuating Mueller matrices

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


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 23, pp. 4590-4592 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.004590


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Abstract

In polarimetric imaging systems, the main source of perturbations may not be detection noise but fluctuations of the Mueller matrices in the scene. In this case, we propose a method for determining the illumination and analysis polarization states that allow reaching the highest target detection performance. We show with simulations and real-world images that, in practical applications, the statistics of Mueller matrix fluctuations have to be taken into account to optimize polarimetric imagery.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

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

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

History
Original Manuscript: September 9, 2011
Revised Manuscript: October 20, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: October 23, 2011
Published: November 28, 2011

Citation
Guillaume Anna, François Goudail, and Daniel Dolfi, "Polarimetric target detection in the presence of spatially fluctuating Mueller matrices," Opt. Lett. 36, 4590-4592 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-23-4590

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