Polarization imaging of an edge object with partially coherent light

Xiaoying Hu, Ailing Tian, Wei Wang

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Abstract

Although most scientists and engineers working in the field of image acquisition and processing are well aware of the partially polarized nature of the optical fields used to form images, the effect of coherence on polarization imaging systems seems to have gone largely unnoticed. In this paper, the effects of polarization imaging of an edge object with partially coherent light are investigated theoretically and experimentally. We have extended the use of edge trace analysis in the evaluation of optical system performance and presented theoretical analysis on polarization imaging of an edge object with partially coherent and partially polarized illumination. Some interesting effects, such as the edge ringing and shifting in Stokes vector image construction, have been demonstrated experimentally.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSecond International Conference on Photonics and Optical Engineering
EditorsChunmin Zhang, Anand Asundi
PublisherSPIE
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781510610149
ISBN (Print)9781510610132
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Feb 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE
PublisherSPIE
Volume10256
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

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