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Polarization imaging of an edge object with partially coherent light
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Paper Abstract

Although most scientists and engineers working in the field of image acquisition and processing are well aware of the partially polarized nature of the optical fields used to form images, the effect of coherence on polarization imaging systems seems to have gone largely unnoticed. In this paper, the effects of polarization imaging of an edge object with partially coherent light are investigated theoretically and experimentally. We have extended the use of edge trace analysis in the evaluation of optical system performance and presented theoretical analysis on polarization imaging of an edge object with partially coherent and partially polarized illumination. Some interesting effects, such as the edge ringing and shifting in Stokes vector image construction, have been demonstrated experimentally.

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Date Published: 28 February 2017
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 10256, Second International Conference on Photonics and Optical Engineering, 102564C (28 February 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2258262
Show Author Affiliations
Xiaoying Hu, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)
Xi'an Technological Univ. (China)
Ailing Tian, Xi'an Technological Univ. (China)
Wei Wang, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10256:
Second International Conference on Photonics and Optical Engineering
Chunmin Zhang; Anand Asundi, Editor(s)

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