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  • Editor: Zhiping (James) Zhou
  • Vol. 2, Iss. 1 — Feb. 1, 2014
  • pp: 38–44

Method for enhancing visibility of hazy images based on polarimetric imaging

Jian Liang, Liyong Ren, Enshi Qu, Bingliang Hu, and Yingli Wang  »View Author Affiliations

Photonics Research, Vol. 2, Issue 1, pp. 38-44 (2014)

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A novel polarimetric dehazing method is proposed based on three linear polarization images (0°, 45°, and 90°). The polarization orientation angle of the light scattered by the haze particles is introduced in the algorithm. No additional image-processing algorithm is needed in the postprocessing. It is found that the dehazed image suffers from little noise and the details of the objects close to the observer can be preserved well. In addition, this algorithm is also proved to be useful for preserving image colors. Experimental results demonstrate that such an algorithm has some universality in handling all kinds of haze. We think that this robust algorithm might be very suitable for real-time dehazing.

© 2014 Chinese Laser Press

OCIS Codes
(100.2980) Image processing : Image enhancement
(290.1310) Scattering : Atmospheric scattering
(110.5405) Imaging systems : Polarimetric imaging

ToC Category:
Image Processing

Original Manuscript: December 18, 2013
Revised Manuscript: January 17, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: January 20, 2014
Published: February 5, 2014

Jian Liang, Liyong Ren, Enshi Qu, Bingliang Hu, and Yingli Wang, "Method for enhancing visibility of hazy images based on polarimetric imaging," Photon. Res. 2, 38-44 (2014)

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