Division of focal plane (DoFP) polarimeters are composed of interlaced linear polarizers overlaid upon a focal plane array sensor. The interpolation is essential to reconstruct polarization information. However, current interpolation methods are based on the unrealistic assumption of noise-free images. Thus, it is advantageous to carry out denoising before interpolation. In this paper, we propose a principle component analysis (PCA) based denoising method, which works directly on DoFP images. Both simulated and real DoFP images are used to evaluate the denoising performance. Experimental results show that the proposed method can effectively suppress noise while preserving edges.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics