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Describing the depolarization characteristic of rough surface by M11/M00 of Mueller matrix
Author(s): Jiang Shu; Jiancheng Lai; Chunyong Wang; Baomin Bian; Jian Lu; Zhenhua Li
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, the transposition process of the polarization of light state is described by the Stokes-Mueller formula, according to which the depolarized capability of the p-polarized light by rough surfaces is discussed. The values of M11/M00 in Mueller matrix of the typical targets' surfaces are measured by experiment. The results indicate that the value of M11/M00 decreases with the increasing of surface roughness, which implies that the depolarized capability of the p-polarized light increases. Besides, the values of M11/M00 of metal targets are larger than 0.61, while the values of camouflage cloth, wooden plates and cement boards are all less than 0.3, which provides a possible way to detect metal targets by polarization imaging.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 November 2009
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7508, 2009 International Conference on Optical Instruments and Technology: Advanced Sensor Technologies and Applications, 75080R (23 November 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.836870
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Jiang Shu, Nanjing Univ. of Science & Technology (China)
Jiancheng Lai, Nanjing Univ. of Science & Technology (China)
Chunyong Wang, Nanjing Univ. of Science & Technology (China)
Baomin Bian, Nanjing Univ. of Science & Technology (China)
Jian Lu, Nanjing Univ. of Science & Technology (China)
Zhenhua Li, Nanjing Univ. of Science & Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7508:
2009 International Conference on Optical Instruments and Technology: Advanced Sensor Technologies and Applications

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