Abstract

We investigate the ability of polarization filtering to improve direct imaging of absorbing objects which are buried within scattering environments. We extend on previous empirical investigations by exploiting an efficient perturbation-based formalism, which is applicable to arbitrarily arranged sources and detectors with arbitrary polarizations. From this approach, we are able in some cases to find certain non-trivial linear combinations of polarization measurement channels that maximize the object resolution and visibility.

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