Polarized Non-Line-of-Sight Imaging

Kenichiro Tanaka, Yasuhiro Mukaigawa, Achuta Kadambi
2020 2020 IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)  
This paper presents a method of passive non-line-ofsight (NLOS) imaging using polarization cues. A key observation is that the oblique light has a different polarimetric signal. It turns out this effect is due to the polarization axis rotation, a phenomena which can be used to better condition the light transport matrix for non-line-of-sight imaging. Our analysis and results show that the use of a polarization for NLOS is both a standalone technique, as well as an enhancement technique to boost
more » ... the results of other forms of passive NLOS imaging. We make a surprising finding that, despite 50% light attenuation from polarization optics, the gains from polarized NLOS are overall superior to unpolarized NLOS.
doi:10.1109/cvpr42600.2020.00221 dblp:conf/cvpr/TanakaMK20 fatcat:3yjlc2a4xndrpb6ctd635xs3au