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Noise, error, and bandwidth in polarimeters
Author(s): J. Scott Tyo
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Paper Abstract

Polarization is often considered secondary aspect of the optical field, and in many instances is ignored, treating problems as scalar instead of vector. However, the polarized nature of the light carries information about the processes that the light has undergone, and can be a valuable tool in many aspects of remote sensing.? Polarization has been demonstrated to aid in target identification,?,? help image through turbid media,?,? and reduce clutter and increase contrast? in a variety of defense, surveillance, industrial, and medical applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 October 2014
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 9186, Fifty Years of Optical Sciences at The University of Arizona, 91860N (20 October 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2064855
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J. Scott Tyo, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9186:
Fifty Years of Optical Sciences at The University of Arizona
Harrison H. Barrett; John E. Greivenkamp; Eustace L. Dereniak, Editor(s)

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