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Imaging a linearly or circularly polarized scene: micro-components and shrimp
Author(s): S. A. Kemme; D. A. Scrymgeour; A. R. Ellis; A. A. Cruz-Cabrera; R. R. Boye; J. R. Wendt; T. R. Carter; S. Samora
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Paper Abstract

Polarimetric imaging captures the polarization state of light from all the points of a scene. Snapshot polarimetric imaging collects the Stokes' parameters spatial distribution simultaneously. We will discuss state-of-the-art achievements and some fundamental diffraction limitations in polarimetric imaging with an array of micro-components. We will also look at the natural vision system of the mantis shrimp, with many of these same sensing abilities. The evolved and exquisite vision system possesses a recently-discovered circular polarization capability. This comprehensive polarization vision may enable imaging/communicating advantages in the underwater environment as well as more general turbid environments such as smoke and fog.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 May 2011
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8031, Micro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications III, 80310P (13 May 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.885278
Show Author Affiliations
S. A. Kemme, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
D. A. Scrymgeour, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
A. R. Ellis, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
A. A. Cruz-Cabrera, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
R. R. Boye, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
J. R. Wendt, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
T. R. Carter, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
S. Samora, Sandia National Labs. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8031:
Micro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications III
Thomas George; M. Saif Islam; Achyut K. Dutta, Editor(s)

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