Statistics of random polarization in sea clutter with Weibull-distribution-intensity

Zuishuang Luo, Zhongbao Pan, Ying Wang, Wei Wang*

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In some applications, including but not limited to synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) imagery and wireless communication, the Weibull distribution is more flexible than the exponential distribution for these purposes, because it fits particularly well at the heavy tail of the sea clutter. In this paper, we conduct a statistical analysis of Stokes parameters based on random polarization phasor sums. We provide a comprehensive analysis for the statistical properties of the Stokes parameters in stochastic electric field with a Weibull-distribution intensity. The presented statistics of the Weibull-distribution optical field will be useful to optical scattering from random birefringent medium and polarization speckle imaging, which can also be extended to deal with the characterization of the scattering matrix in radar polarimetry.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSixteenth International Conference on Correlation Optics
EditorsOleg V. Angelsky, Claudia Yu. Zenkova
ISBN (Electronic)9781510671836
ISBN (Print)9781510671829
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jan 2024
Event16th International Conference on Correlation Optics 2023 - Chernivtsi, Ukraine
Duration: 18 Sept 202321 Sept 2023

Publication series

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


Conference16th International Conference on Correlation Optics 2023
Abbreviated titleCOR 2023


  • polarization phasor sum
  • statistics of the Stokes parameters
  • Weibull distribution

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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