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Real performance of image intensifier systems for night vision
Author(s): Marinica Mirzu; Liviu Cosereanu; Mihai Jurba; George Copot; Daniel Ralea; Raluca-Maria Marginean
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Paper Abstract

The detection model based on the fluctuation theory can determine only the upper limit in the performance of image intensifier systems for night vision. Our laboratory and field experiments show that the signal to noise ratio of the final image is influenced by the fluctuations in the number of incident photons on the image intensifier photocathode, the quantum efficiency of the photocathode, the value of noise generated in the amplification process and the modulation transfer function for the atmosphere and optical components.

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Date Published: 2 July 1998
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 3405, ROMOPTO '97: Fifth Conference on Optics, (2 July 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.312690
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Marinica Mirzu, Army Institute for Research and Development (Romania)
Liviu Cosereanu, Army Institute for Research and Development (Romania)
Mihai Jurba, Army Institute for Research and Development (Romania)
George Copot, Institute of Optoelectronics (Romania)
Daniel Ralea, Institute of Optoelectronics (Romania)
Raluca-Maria Marginean, Institute of Optoelectronics (Romania)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3405:
ROMOPTO '97: Fifth Conference on Optics
Valentin I. Vlad; Dan C. Dumitras, Editor(s)

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