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Polarization signatures of spherical and conical targets measured by Mueller matrix imaging polarimetry
Author(s): Pierre-Yves Gerligand; Russell A. Chipman; Elizabeth A. Sornsin; Matthew H. Smith
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Paper Abstract

The polarization and depolarization properties of two types of targets have been derived from the experimental determination of their Mueller matrix image. Each polarization signature is deduced from the polar decomposition of the Mueller matrix into images of retardance, diattenuation, polarizance, and depolarization. Different correlations between the polarization parameters and synthesized angle of incidence and angle of scatter images have been developed to determine an approximation of the angle of incidence from the polarization signatures.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 October 1997
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3121, Polarization: Measurement, Analysis, and Remote Sensing, (3 October 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.278987
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Pierre-Yves Gerligand, Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville (United States)
Russell A. Chipman, Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville (United States)
Elizabeth A. Sornsin, Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville (United States)
Matthew H. Smith, Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3121:
Polarization: Measurement, Analysis, and Remote Sensing
Dennis H. Goldstein; Russell A. Chipman, Editor(s)

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