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Three-dimensional polarization tracking model of interactions between light and scattering media
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Paper Abstract

A three-dimensional (3D) polarimetric tracking model is proposed to calculate scattering interactions between light and media, where a 9×1 coherency or Stokes vector is used to represent the scattered 3D polarized light. Compared with the present Monte Carlo program, this model not only address the continuous rotations problem of the reference plane at least 2 to 3 times, but also realizes the statistics tracking of 3D vibration distribution (i.e., 3D polarization state) for the scattered light in real time. In this paper, we introduce two 3D cartesian coordinate systems: a global coordinate system of an entire scattering environment, and a local coordinate system of a scattering event. Within the proposed 3D polarimetric tracking model, the polarization transformation effect (PTE) related to every scattering event is preciously tracked in corresponding local coordinate system, and the calculated 3D PTE has a 9×9 coherency transformation matrix or Mueller matrix mathematically. Importantly, by utilizing only one rotation of coordinate system, the final 3D polarization transformation effect of an entire scattering environment can be uniquely determined by successive multiplication of all 9×9 matrices characterizing scattering events. The study can be widely applied in several applications of biomimetic polarization navigation, remote sensing, marine surveillance and environmental security to preciously quality the PTE of multitudinous scattering environments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 December 2019
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 11209, Eleventh International Conference on Information Optics and Photonics (CIOP 2019), 1120941 (20 December 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2549225
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Yu Zhao, Changchun Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Yahong Li, Dalian Univ. of Technology (China)
Jinkui Chu, Dalian Univ. of Technology (China)
Xiangwei Zeng, Dalian Univ. of Technology (China)
Guan Chuanlong, Dalian Univ. of Technology (China)
Yuegang Fu, Changchun Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Peter J. Bryanston-cross, The Univ. of Warwick (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11209:
Eleventh International Conference on Information Optics and Photonics (CIOP 2019)
Hannan Wang, Editor(s)

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