Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
David J. Becker, PhD
Current methods can be used to recreate an expected Stokes polarization vector from measured light for characterization purposes. However, this only applies to three of the Stokes parameters, that is, the linear polarization components. Circular polarization is not currently being utilized for object characterization because the mathematical complexity is greater than for that of linear polarization. This research will analyze a way to expand existing algorithms to include circular polarization and enable the complete reconstruction of the Stokes vector from the measured light into a blind deconvolution algorithm for Stokes estimation and image reconstruction.
DTIC Accession Number
Cunningham, Patrick B., "Multichannel Blind Deconvolution of Circularly Polarized Imagery" (2022). Theses and Dissertations. 5529.