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Virtues of Mueller matrix detection of objects embedded in random media
Author(s): George W. Kattawar
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Paper Abstract

We will present a brief introduction to Mueller matrix imaging from cradle to adolescence and then show how it can be effectively used for detection of objects embedded in a highly scattering medium when ordinary radiance imaging might fail. We will show which elements and combination of elements are important for gaining the highest contrast against the background continuum. The mapping of certain combinations of Mueller matrix elements into an equivalent human visual system will also be discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 April 2000
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3927, Optical Pulse and Beam Propagation II, (14 April 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.382054
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George W. Kattawar, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3927:
Optical Pulse and Beam Propagation II
Yehuda B. Band, Editor(s)

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