Polarization components analysis for material monitoring

J. Scott Tyo, Brian G. Hoover

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Linear and non-linear components analysis of data from a monostatic laser polarimeter is applied to the task of remote, non-imaging discrimination among different material conditions on paint and polymer coupons independent of their spatial orientations. We find that polarized scattering trajectories lie on highly constrained manifolds in 16-dimensional space, and can therefore be used to accurately monitor the surface state of a known material.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2007
PublisherOptical Society of America (OSA)
ISBN (Print)1557528462, 9781557528469
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
EventFrontiers in Optics 2007 - San Jose, United States of America
Duration: 16 Sept 200720 Sept 2007
https://opg.optica.org/conference.cfm?meetingid=56&yr=2007#FThW (Proceedings)

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701


ConferenceFrontiers in Optics 2007
Abbreviated titleFiO 2007
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America
CitySan Jose
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