Spatial light modulator based color polarization imaging.

TitleSpatial light modulator based color polarization imaging.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsT-H Tsai, X Yuan, and DJ Brady
JournalOptics Express
Start Page11912
Pagination11912 - 11926
Date Published05/2015

We describe a compressive snapshot color polarization imager that encodes spatial, spectral, and polarization information using a liquid crystal modulator. We experimentally show that polarization imaging is compressible by multiplexing polarization states and present the reconstruction results. This compressive camera captures the spatial distribution of four polarizations and three color channels. It achieves <0.027° spatial resolution, 10(3) average extinction ratio, and >30 PSNR.

Short TitleOptics Express