Polarization components analysis for material monitoring

J. Scott Tyo, Brian G. Hoover

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


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 (US)
Title of host publicationFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2007
PublisherOptical Society of America
ISBN (Print)1557528462, 9781557528469
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007
EventFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2007 - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Sep 16 2007Sep 16 2007

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701


OtherFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2007
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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