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Active polarization imaging system based on optical heterodyne balanced receiver
Author(s): Qian Xu; Jianfeng Sun; Zhiyong Lu; Yu Zhou ; Zhu Luan; Peipei Hou; liren Liu
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Paper Abstract

Active polarization imaging technology has recently become the hot research field all over the world, which has great potential application value in the military and civil area. By introducing active light source, the Mueller matrix of the target can be calculated according to the incident light and the emitted or reflected light. Compared with conventional direct detection technology, optical heterodyne detection technology have higher receiving sensitivities, which can obtain the whole amplitude, frequency and phase information of the signal light. In this paper, an active polarization imaging system will be designed. Based on optical heterodyne balanced receiver, the system can acquire the horizontal and vertical polarization of reflected optical field simultaneously, which contain the polarization characteristic of the target. Besides, signal to noise ratio and imaging distance can be greatly improved.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 August 2017
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 10407, Polarization Science and Remote Sensing VIII, 1040712 (30 August 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2272737
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Qian Xu, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (China)
Jianfeng Sun, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (China)
Zhiyong Lu, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (China)
Yu Zhou , Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (China)
Zhu Luan, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (China)
Peipei Hou, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (China)
liren Liu, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10407:
Polarization Science and Remote Sensing VIII
Joseph A. Shaw; Frans Snik, Editor(s)

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