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Optimization of the contrast in polarimetric scalar images

François Goudail 1 Arnaud Bénière 1
1 Laboratoire Charles Fabry de l'Institut d'Optique / Scop
LCFIO - Laboratoire Charles Fabry de l'Institut d'Optique
Abstract : We consider active polarimetric imaging systems that illuminate a scene with an incident polarization state and project the backscattered light on another polarization state in order to produce a scalar intensity image. We present and analyze a method for determining the configuration of illumination and analysis polarization states that maximizes the observed contrast between a target and the background when the scene is partially depolarizing and in the presence of additive Gaussian detection noise.
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François Goudail, Arnaud Bénière. Optimization of the contrast in polarimetric scalar images. Optics Letters, Optical Society of America - OSA Publishing, 2009, 34 (9), pp.1471-1473. ⟨hal-00746930⟩

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