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Polarimetric passive millimeter-wave imagery from a sensor based on an optical up-conversion architecture
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Paper Abstract

A passive millimeter-wave sensor based on optical up-conversion that is sensitive to the polarization state of incident radiation is described. This system up-converts incident millimeter-wave radiation to an optical frequency and then recreates the polarization state of the millimeter-wave radiation in the optical signal. A division of time approach is then used to extract the Stokes information from the signal using optical techniques. Results are shown which verify the feasibility of this approach and demonstrate the ability to control the phase of the signal to enable the measurement of Stokes information.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 May 2012
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8362, Passive and Active Millimeter-Wave Imaging XV, 83620A (8 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.919425
Show Author Affiliations
John P. Wilson, Univ. of Delaware (United States)
Christopher A. Schuetz, Phase Sensitive Innovations, Inc. (United States)
Thomas E. Dillon, Phase Sensitive Innovations, Inc. (United States)
Richard D. Martin, Phase Sensitive Innovations, Inc. (United States)
Dennis W. Prather, Univ. of Delaware (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8362:
Passive and Active Millimeter-Wave Imaging XV
David A. Wikner; Arttu R. Luukanen, Editor(s)

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