1 September 1996 Can one see an object better through a light-scattering medium as its optical thickness grows?
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Proceedings Volume 2778, 17th Congress of the International Commission for Optics: Optics for Science and New Technology; 277859 (1996) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2299072
Event: 17th Congress of the International Commission for Optics: Optics for Science and New Technology, 1996, Taejon, Korea, Republic of
Abstract
This paper considers some cases of increasing im- age contrast of an object with optical thickness of a turbid medium (e.g. atmosphere) through which one makes observations. The first one is related with viewing an isolated Lambertian ob- ject. The magnitude of image contrast is shown can increase under some conditions as the object is being submerged in the medium and can even have a maximum providing the best vision qual- ity. The second case examines observation of a non-Lambertian object against a background of a Lambertian surface. Increasing image contrast with a maximum is also possible here. This paper has given the mathematical description of the said effects that allows the imaging to be translated to rather simple analytical formulas.
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Vladimir V. Barun, "Can one see an object better through a light-scattering medium as its optical thickness grows?", Proc. SPIE 2778, 17th Congress of the International Commission for Optics: Optics for Science and New Technology, 277859 (1 September 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.2299072; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2299072
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