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Optical Engineering

Modeling and performances of a polarization active imager at λ=806nm
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Paper Abstract

We present the modeling and the performance of a polarization active imager at l5806 nm. The device operates in a monostatic configuration, using a semiconductor laser to illuminate the target and a telescope to create the image on a CCD matrix. Dual images (intensity and polarization degree) of different scenes are obtained by a new method (only two images acquired) and analyzed, showing the experimental validation of this concept. An application of this active imager to the detection of a target buried in the background (same reflectivity but different polarization degree) is proposed. Field experiment results are reported.

Paper Details

PDF: 8 pages
Opt. Eng. 39(10) doi: 10.1117/1.1286140
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 39, Issue 10, October 2000
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Sebastien Breugnot, Thomson-CSF (United States)
Philippe Clemenceau, CREOL/Univ. of Central Florida (United States)

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