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Display of polarization information by coherently moving dots
Departmental Papers (ESE)
  • Konstantin M Yemelyanov, University of Pennsylvania
  • M. A Lo, University of Pennsylvania
  • Edward N Pugh, Jr., University of Pennsylvania
  • Nader Engheta, University of Pennsylvania
It is known that human eyes are effectively polarization-blind. Therefore, in order to display the polarization information in an image, one may require exhibiting such information using other visual cues that are compatible with the human visual system and can be easily detectable by a human observer. Here, we present a technique for displaying polarization information in an image using coherently moving dots that are superimposed on the image. Our examples show that this technique would allow the image segments with polarization signals to "pop out" easily, which will lead to better target feature detection and visibility enhancement.
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Journal Article
Date of this Version
Copyright 2003 Optical Society of America, Inc. Postprint version. Published in Optics Express, Volume 11, Issue 13, June 2003, pages 1577-1584.
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Citation Information
Konstantin M Yemelyanov, M. A Lo, Edward N Pugh and Nader Engheta. "Display of polarization information by coherently moving dots" (2003)
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