Recovery of surface orientation from diffuse polarization

  title={Recovery of surface orientation from diffuse polarization},
  author={Gary A. Atkinson and Edwin R. Hancock},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Image Processing},
When unpolarized light is reflected from a smooth dielectric surface, it becomes partially polarized. This is due to the orientation of dipoles induced in the reflecting medium and applies to both specular and diffuse reflection. This paper is concerned with exploiting polarization by surface reflection, using images of smooth dielectric objects, to recover surface normals and, hence, height. This paper presents the underlying physics of polarization by reflection, starting with the Fresnel… CONTINUE READING
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