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IR fiber sources for scene projection
Author(s): L. B. Shaw; J. S. Sanghera; I. D. Aggarwal
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Paper Abstract

Naval Research Laboratory has developed IR transmitting fiber and IR fiber sources which can be used for HWIL testing. IR transmitting fiber is capable of broad transmission from near IR to LWIR and can be formed into bundles for imaging. IR fiber sources are based on rare earth doped glass or nonlinear processes in the glass and are cable of high brightness IR emission. Recently, NRL developed a four emitter MWIR fiber source which is capable of high temperature simulation, high dynamic range, and fast response. New broadband fiber sources based upon IR supercontinuum generation in IR fibers are also being developed. In this paper, we will report on these technologies.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 April 2007
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6544, Technologies for Synthetic Environments: Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing XII, 65440K (30 April 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.724271
Show Author Affiliations
L. B. Shaw, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
J. S. Sanghera, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
I. D. Aggarwal, Naval Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6544:
Technologies for Synthetic Environments: Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing XII
Robert Lee Murrer, Editor(s)

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