Review of Optical Polarimetric Dehazing Technique

LIANG Jian1,2 JU Haijuan1,2 ZHANG Wenfei1,2 REN Liyong1 QU Enshi1

(1.Research Department of Information Photonics, Xi’an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xi’an, Shaanxi, China 710119)
(2.University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China 100049)

【Abstract】Optical polarimetric imaging technique is a novel kind of optical imaging technique. The unique information is obtained by detecting the polarization characteristic of light, which is unavailable by other imaging techniques. Therefore, this technique can effectively enhance the detecting dimensions. In recent years, the optical polarimetric imaging technique is proved useful in the fields of clear imaging through haze or some other turbid media. Later, the optical polarimetric dehazing methods are developed rapidly as an independent branch, and many achievements are obtained so far. The principles, realization approaches and methods, developments and status quo are fully introduced.

【Keywords】 imaging systems; polarimetric imaging; image enhancement; imaging through turbid media;


【Funds】 National Natural Science Foundation of China (61505246, 61535015, 61275149)

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CN: 31-1252/O4

Vol 37, No. 04, Pages 9-21

April 2017


Article Outline


  • 1 Introduction
  • 2 Passive optical polarimetric imaging dehazing technology
  • 3 Active optical polarimetric imaging dehazing technology
  • 4 Conclusions
  • References