Optical properties filtering using Mueller's formalism: Application to laser imaging
Abstract:This paper explains a new method of extracting polarimetric data from a Mueller matrix. Indeed, the main difficulty of this formalism lies in the extraction of the polarimetric coefficients and their relation to the physical properties of the medium observed. Therefore, a method enabling this extraction and optimizing the results in 1D as well as in imaging is proposed here.
Each matrix can be decomposed into a product of three “optical properties matrices”. Due to the non-commutative matrices product, each matrix can be decomposed into several decompositions. The criteria for a general decomposition in 1D will first be examined before moving onto images showing that the commutation in the decomposition can be used to filter optical properties in 2D.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: University Paris 12 Val de Marne, Laboratory L.E.R.I.S.S, 94010 Créteil, France
Publication date: 2003-11-01