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  • Vol. 9, Iss. 5 — Apr. 29, 2014

Optimal estimation in polarimetric imaging in the presence of correlated noise fluctuations

Julien Fade, Swapnesh Panigrahi, and Mehdi Alouini  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 5, pp. 4920-4931 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.004920


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Abstract

We quantitatively analyze how a polarization-sensitive imager can overcome the precision of a standard intensity camera when estimating a parameter on a polarized source over an intense background. We show that the gain is maximized when the two polarimetric channels are perturbed with significantly correlated noise fluctuations. An optimal estimator is derived and compared to standard intensity and polarimetric estimators.

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OCIS Codes
(030.6600) Coherence and statistical optics : Statistical optics
(110.4280) Imaging systems : Noise in imaging systems
(110.0113) Imaging systems : Imaging through turbid media
(110.3055) Imaging systems : Information theoretical analysis
(110.5405) Imaging systems : Polarimetric imaging

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

History
Original Manuscript: November 8, 2013
Revised Manuscript: December 22, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: December 23, 2013
Published: February 24, 2014

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Vol. 9, Iss. 5 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Julien Fade, Swapnesh Panigrahi, and Mehdi Alouini, "Optimal estimation in polarimetric imaging in the presence of correlated noise fluctuations," Opt. Express 22, 4920-4931 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-22-5-4920


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