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Mueller matrix of a dicot leaf
Author(s): Vern C. Vanderbilt; Craig S. T. Daughtry
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Paper Abstract

A better understanding of the information contained in the spectral, polarized bidirectional reflectance and transmittance of leaves may lead to improved techniques for identifying plant species in remotely sensed imagery as well as better estimates of plant moisture and nutritional status. Here we report an investigation of the optical polarizing properties of several leaves of one species, Cannabis sativa, represented by a 3x3 Mueller matrix measured over the wavelength region 400-2,400 nm. Our results support the hypothesis that the leaf surface alters the polarization of incident light - polarizing off nadir, unpolarized incident light, for example - while the leaf volume tends to depolarized incident polarized light.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 June 2012
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8364, Polarization: Measurement, Analysis, and Remote Sensing X, 83640R (8 June 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.919480
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Vern C. Vanderbilt, NASA Ames Research Ctr. (United States)
Craig S. T. Daughtry, USDA Agricultural Research Service (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8364:
Polarization: Measurement, Analysis, and Remote Sensing X
David B. Chenault; Dennis H. Goldstein, Editor(s)

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