13 May 2011 Imaging a linearly or circularly polarized scene: micro-components and shrimp
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Polarimetric imaging captures the polarization state of light from all the points of a scene. Snapshot polarimetric imaging collects the Stokes' parameters spatial distribution simultaneously. We will discuss state-of-the-art achievements and some fundamental diffraction limitations in polarimetric imaging with an array of micro-components. We will also look at the natural vision system of the mantis shrimp, with many of these same sensing abilities. The evolved and exquisite vision system possesses a recently-discovered circular polarization capability. This comprehensive polarization vision may enable imaging/communicating advantages in the underwater environment as well as more general turbid environments such as smoke and fog.
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S. A. Kemme, D. A. Scrymgeour, A. R. Ellis, A. A. Cruz-Cabrera, R. R. Boye, J. R. Wendt, T. R. Carter, S. Samora, "Imaging a linearly or circularly polarized scene: micro-components and shrimp", Proc. SPIE 8031, Micro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications III, 80310P (13 May 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.885278; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.885278
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