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Laser multispectral polarimetric diffuse-scatter imaging
Author(s): Yang Wang; Bian Hu; Han Q. Le
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Paper Abstract

Laser multi-spectral polarimetric diffuse scattering (LAMPODS) imaging is an approach that maps object intrinsic optical scattering properties rather than the scattered light intensity like in conventional imaging. The technique involves comprehensive measurements to parameterize object optical responses with respect to wavelength, polarization, and diffuse scattering. The derived parametric properties constitute LAMPODS images, which are more fundamental than conventional images. The application is to uncover and discriminate features that are not obvious or obtainable with conventional imaging. The experiments were performed for a number of targets, using near-infrared lasers. A system architecture design configured similarly to optical wireless network is described, which can be used as a design for a LAMPODS "camera". The results for a number of targets indicate unique LAMPODS capabilities to distinguish and classify features based on optics principles rather than phenomenological image processing. Examples of uncovering, enhancing, and interpreting target features, which are unseen or ambiguous in conventional images, are described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 May 2007
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6565, Algorithms and Technologies for Multispectral, Hyperspectral, and Ultraspectral Imagery XIII, 65650R (7 May 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.719247
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Yang Wang, Univ. of Houston (United States)
Bian Hu, Univ. of Houston (United States)
Han Q. Le, Univ. of Houston (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6565:
Algorithms and Technologies for Multispectral, Hyperspectral, and Ultraspectral Imagery XIII
Sylvia S. Shen; Paul E. Lewis, Editor(s)

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