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Partial gating image intensifier based on liquid crystal auto-controlling light intensity
Author(s): Ruixia Zhang; Yuanhe Tang
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Paper Abstract

In order to enlarge the dynamic range of image intensifier, and CCD can work normally under the strong light (105lx), based on the generation II image intensifier, we have brought forward an novel equipment of double lens optical system including a liquid crystal panel (twisted nematic liquid crystal panel LCX023-CMT) and a photometric CCD which detects the illuminance real-time. The light intensity is controlled by liquid crystal automatically and the partial gating can be realized. The principle of auto-controlling light intensity is introduced detailedly in this paper. And the transmittance of liquid crystal has been simulated. Experimental result displays that the optical transmittance changed from 1.28% to 25.60% with the gray levels from 0 to 250. The high linearity relation of transmittance to gray levels is obtained when the gray levels change from 90 to 220. The feasibility of partial light intensity auto-controlled by liquid crystal has been further proved by the two obvious contrast pictures that one is photographed with the liquid crystal panel and another without.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 February 2009
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7279, Photonics and Optoelectronics Meetings (POEM) 2008: Optoelectronic Devices and Integration, 72790T (19 February 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.821435
Show Author Affiliations
Ruixia Zhang, Xi'an Univ. of Technology (China)
Yuanhe Tang, Xi'an Univ. of Technology (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7279:
Photonics and Optoelectronics Meetings (POEM) 2008: Optoelectronic Devices and Integration
Liming Zhang; Michael J. O'Mahony, Editor(s)

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