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Polarization-rich continuous wave direct imaging:modeling and visualization

Umesh, RS and Ramakrishnan, AG and Srikanth, R and Hema, R (2006) Polarization-rich continuous wave direct imaging:modeling and visualization. In: Applied Optics, 45 (18). pp. 4344-4354.

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We report a study and comparison of continuous-wave, optical polarization difference imaging (PDI) and polarization modulation imaging (PMI) for imaging through scattering media. The problem is cast in the framework of a theoretical estimation, and the comparison is based on three visualization parameters, namely, the magnitude, the degree, and the orientation of the polarization. We show that PDI is superior in estimating the first two parameters in active imaging under specific conditions, while the PMI is suitable for passive imaging and is the only way to estimate polarization orientation. We also propose new schemes for rendering polarization information as a color image and for applying the newly introduced polarization-orientation imaging for segmentation. Simulation and experimental results verify the theoretical conclusions.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Applied Optics
Publisher: Optical Society Of America
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Optical Society Of America.
Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electrical Engineering
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2009 09:36
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:58
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/17769

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