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Spatially resolved polarimetry for background signature retrieval
Author(s): I. Berezhnyy; A. Dogariu
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Paper Abstract

We report experimental and computational results showing spatially dependent intensity patterns for polarized light, diffusely backscattered from highly scattering media. It is demonstrated that obtained two-dimensional polarization patterns can be used to differentiate between various scatterer sizes even if the reduced scattered coefficient for different media is the same. Our experimental technique uses Mueller matrix imaging polarimeter with a sensitive camera providing the signal detection at 12 bit resolution. The computational approach is based on Mie theory, Stokes vector/Mueller matrix formalism and Monte Carlo simulation for propagation of polarized light in scattering media.

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Date Published: 25 May 2005
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5811, Targets and Backgrounds XI: Characterization and Representation, (25 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.603813
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I. Berezhnyy, College of Optics and Photonics/Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
A. Dogariu, College of Optics and Photonics/Univ. of Central Florida (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5811:
Targets and Backgrounds XI: Characterization and Representation
Wendell R. Watkins; Dieter Clement; William R. Reynolds, Editor(s)

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