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23 November 2009 Describing the depolarization characteristic of rough surface by M11/M00 of Mueller matrix
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In this paper, the transposition process of the polarization of light state is described by the Stokes-Mueller formula, according to which the depolarized capability of the p-polarized light by rough surfaces is discussed. The values of M11/M00 in Mueller matrix of the typical targets' surfaces are measured by experiment. The results indicate that the value of M11/M00 decreases with the increasing of surface roughness, which implies that the depolarized capability of the p-polarized light increases. Besides, the values of M11/M00 of metal targets are larger than 0.61, while the values of camouflage cloth, wooden plates and cement boards are all less than 0.3, which provides a possible way to detect metal targets by polarization imaging.
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Jiang Shu, Jiancheng Lai, Chunyong Wang, Baomin Bian, Jian Lu, and Zhenhua Li "Describing the depolarization characteristic of rough surface by M11/M00 of Mueller matrix", Proc. SPIE 7508, 2009 International Conference on Optical Instruments and Technology: Advanced Sensor Technologies and Applications, 75080R (23 November 2009); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.836870
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