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Backward Monte Carlo analysis on stray radiation of an infrared optical system
Author(s): Xue Chen; Chuang Sun; Xinlin Xia
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Paper Abstract

In an infrared optical system, the thermal radiation of high temperature components is the major noise as stray radiation that degrades the system performance. Backward Monte Carlo method based on radiation distribution factor is proposed to perform the stray radiation calculation. Theoretical deduction and some techniques are presented, considering the semitransparent element like IR window as radiation emitter. The radiation distribution factors are calculated with ray tracing from the detector to radiation sources. Propagation of stray radiation and its distribution on the detector are obtained simultaneously. It is unnecessary to implement ray tracing again to study the effect of different temperatures for a given system, expect that the geometry or radiative property is changed. An infrared system is simulated using this method. Two different situations are discussed and the analysis shows that stray radiation is mainly created by IR window and lens tube.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 September 2013
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8907, International Symposium on Photoelectronic Detection and Imaging 2013: Infrared Imaging and Applications, 89071E (11 September 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2032426
Show Author Affiliations
Xue Chen, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
Chuang Sun, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
Xinlin Xia, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8907:
International Symposium on Photoelectronic Detection and Imaging 2013: Infrared Imaging and Applications
Haimei Gong; Zelin Shi; Qian Chen; Jin Lu, Editor(s)

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