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Measurement of filter attenuation in the 10-um region
Author(s): Malcolm J. Kent
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Paper Abstract

IR imaging sensors are generally designed to be as sensitive as possible. This makes them vulnerable to dazzle and damage by attack from in-band lasers. An obvious method of protecting these sensors is to include rejection filters in the optical system. The required rejection ratio may be many orders of magnitude. Of particular interest is the possible application of rejection filters to protect thermal imagers. Some difficulties have been experienced in the laboratory measurement of the rejection ratio of such filters. These problems are explained and methods to overcome them are discussed so leading to a reliable method of measurement.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 December 1999
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 4016, Photonics, Devices, and Systems, (29 December 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.373618
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Malcolm J. Kent, Defence Evaluation and Research Agency Malvern (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4016:
Photonics, Devices, and Systems
Miroslav Hrabovsky; Pavel Tomanek; Miroslav Miler, Editor(s)

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