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Observation of self-luminous objects through scattering media
Author(s): Boris D. Borisov; Yurii Gridnev; Vladimir V. Belov
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Paper Abstract

In the present paper, some experimental results are given of investigations into the effect of the scattering medium comprising a smoke aerosol on imaging of low-light small- sized objects radiating light pulses. An optoelectronic system capable of recording single photons was used to record images. Its brief description is given. A measurement procedure and a date processing algorithm are also considered. It has been established that the laws of distribution of signal and background noise photocounts remain unchanged when the density of the scattering medium changes. Nonmonotonic character of image contrast variations attendant to the increase of the optical thickness of the medium is pointed out. The feasibility of estimating the information capacity of this imaging system is analyzed in case of photocount accumulation in real time.

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Date Published: 13 January 1999
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 3583, Fifth International Symposium on Atmospheric and Ocean Optics, (13 January 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.337024
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Boris D. Borisov, Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russia)
Yurii Gridnev, Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russia)
Vladimir V. Belov, Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3583:
Fifth International Symposium on Atmospheric and Ocean Optics
Vladimir E. Zuev; Gennadii G. Matvienko, Editor(s)

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