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Can one see an object better through a light-scattering medium as its optical thickness grows?
Author(s): Vladimir V. Barun
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Paper Abstract

This paper considers some cases of increasing im- age contrast of an object with optical thickness of a turbid medium (e.g. atmosphere) through which one makes observations. The first one is related with viewing an isolated Lambertian ob- ject. The magnitude of image contrast is shown can increase under some conditions as the object is being submerged in the medium and can even have a maximum providing the best vision qual- ity. The second case examines observation of a non-Lambertian object against a background of a Lambertian surface. Increasing image contrast with a maximum is also possible here. This paper has given the mathematical description of the said effects that allows the imaging to be translated to rather simple analytical formulas.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1996
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 2778, 17th Congress of the International Commission for Optics: Optics for Science and New Technology, 277859 (1 September 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.2299072
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Vladimir V. Barun, Institute of Physics (Belarus)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2778:
17th Congress of the International Commission for Optics: Optics for Science and New Technology
Joon-Sung Chang; Jai-Hyung Lee; ChangHee Nam, Editor(s)

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