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Automated Stokesmetric imaging laser radar system
Author(s): Xue Liu; Shih Tseng; Renu Tripathi; Selim Shahriar
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Paper Abstract

We report the design and implementation of a high-speed, automated laser radar (ladar) system with sensitivity enhanced by a polarimetric imaging technique. This ladar is able to analyze the Stokes vector of the reflected light from a target at video-rate. With a polarization state generator and a polarization state analyzer, the system is capable of performing a complete Mueller matrix imaging of the scene under observation. This polarization-sensitive ladar (pladar) is applied to various scenes and found to yield the ability to detect information that is indiscernible to a conventional, intensity-based ladar.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 July 2012
PDF: 5 pages
Opt. Eng. 51(7) 073201 doi: 10.1117/1.OE.51.7.073201
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 51, Issue 7
Show Author Affiliations
Xue Liu, Northwestern Univ. (United States)
Shih Tseng, Northwestern Univ. (United States)
Renu Tripathi, Delaware State Univ. (United States)
Selim Shahriar, Northwestern Univ. (United States)

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