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Optical polarization: plenty of room for surprise
Author(s): David Chenault
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Paper Abstract

Solutions to difficult problems in complex environments frequently require methodical approaches and detailed research plans. Fortunately, there is still room for serendipity in disciplines that are relatively mature and well understood. As a case in point, optical sensors that exploit polarized light have matured greatly and the discipline of optical polarization has grown substantially in scope and applications over the last ten years. In spite of this increased understanding, polarization signatures are frequently not well understood. A good example is polarization in the animal kingdom. The potential for polarimetric monitoring of moose populations, and other applications, will be discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 October 2012
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 8482, Photonic Innovations and Solutions for Complex Environments and Systems (PISCES), 848207 (11 October 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.928049
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David Chenault, Polaris Sensor Technologies, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8482:
Photonic Innovations and Solutions for Complex Environments and Systems (PISCES)
Akhlesh Lakhtakia; Judith Ann Todd, Editor(s)

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