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Polar synthetic imaging
Author(s): Jonathan K. George
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Paper Abstract

In the search for low-cost wide spectrum imagers it may become necessary to sacrifice the expense of the focal plane array and revert to a scanning methodology. In many cases the sensor may be too unwieldy to physically scan and mirrors may have adverse effects on particular frequency bands. In these cases, photonic masks can be devised to modulate the incoming light field with a code over time. This is in essence code-division multiplexing of the light field into a lower dimension channel. In this paper a simple method for modulating the light field with masks of the Archimedes’ spiral is presented and a mathematical model of the two-dimensional mask set is developed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 May 2013
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8716, Terahertz Physics, Devices, and Systems VII: Advanced Applications in Industry and Defense, 87160X (31 May 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2014811
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Jonathan K. George, The George Washington Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8716:
Terahertz Physics, Devices, and Systems VII: Advanced Applications in Industry and Defense
Mehdi F. Anwar; Thomas W. Crowe; Tariq Manzur, Editor(s)

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