OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters

| RAPID, SHORT PUBLICATIONS ON THE LATEST IN OPTICAL DISCOVERIES

  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2014
  • pp: 1811–1814

Improved microgrid arrangement for integrated imaging polarimeters

Daniel A. LeMaster and Keigo Hirakawa  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 7, pp. 1811-1814 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.001811


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (491 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

For almost 20 years, microgrid polarimetric imaging systems have been built using a 2×2 repeating pattern of polarization analyzers. In this Letter, we show that superior spatial resolution is achieved over this 2×2 case when the analyzers are arranged in a 2×4 repeating pattern. This unconventional result, in which a more distributed sampling pattern results in finer spatial resolution, is also achieved without affecting the conditioning of the polarimetric data-reduction matrix. Proof is provided theoretically and through Stokes image reconstruction of synthesized data.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.5410) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Polarimetry
(110.5405) Imaging systems : Polarimetric imaging

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

History
Original Manuscript: December 12, 2013
Revised Manuscript: January 26, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: January 27, 2014
Published: March 20, 2014

Citation
Daniel A. LeMaster and Keigo Hirakawa, "Improved microgrid arrangement for integrated imaging polarimeters," Opt. Lett. 39, 1811-1814 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-7-1811


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. J. S. Tyo, D. L. Goldstein, D. B. Chenault, and J. A. Shaw, Appl. Opt. 45, 5453 (2006). [CrossRef]
  2. C. S. L. Chun, D. L. Fleming, and E. J. Torok, Proc. SPIE 2234, 275 (1994). [CrossRef]
  3. J. S. Tyo, C. F. LaCasse, and B. M. Ratliff, Opt. Lett. 34, 3187 (2009). [CrossRef]
  4. C. F. LaCasse, J. S. Tyo, and R. A. Chipman, Opt. Lett. 37, 1097 (2012). [CrossRef]
  5. K. Hirakawa and P. J. Wolfe, IEEE Trans. Image Process. 17, 1876 (2008). [CrossRef]
  6. D. Alleysson, S. Susstrunk, and J. Hérault, IEEE Trans. Image Process. 14, 439 (2005). [CrossRef]
  7. B. Leung, G. Jeon, and E. Dubois, IEEE Trans. Image Process. 20, 1885 (2011). [CrossRef]
  8. R. Gonzalez and R. Woods, Digital Image Processing, 3rd ed. (Pearson, 2011).

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited