Polarization components analysis for invariant discrimination

Brian G. Hoover, J Scott Tyo

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Abstract

Linear and nonlinear components analysis of data from a monostatic laser polarimeter is developed and applied to the task of remote, nonimaging discrimination among different textures on paint and polymer coupons independent of their spatial orientations. Both principal-components analysis and nonlinear components analysis are applied to multidimensional laser data in measured Mueller matrices, with discrimination via cluster segmentation in derived linear and nonlinear constant channels. Textures on the discriminated coupons are generated by heating and illustrated in optical micrographs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8364-8373
Number of pages10
JournalApplied Optics
Volume46
Issue number34
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2007

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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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