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Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics
Long Beach, California United States
May 21, 2006
ISBN: 1-55752-813-6
Terahertz Imaging and Sensing (CMLL)

Real-Time Imaging Using a 4.3-THz Quantum Cascade Laser and a 240×320 Element Focal-Plane Array

Alan W. Lee, Sushil Kumar, Benjamin S. Williams, Qing Hu, and John L. Reno

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Abstract

A real-time reflection/transmission imaging system is demonstrated using a 50-mW, 4.3-THz quantum cascade laser source in a closed-cycle cryorefrigerator, with a 240x320pixel microbolometer detector. Signal-to-noise ratios of 340 are achieved with a 20-frame/sec acquisition rate.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems
(110.3080) Imaging systems : Infrared imaging
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers

Citation
A. W. Lee, S. Kumar, B. S. Williams, Q. Hu, and J. L. Reno, "Real-Time Imaging Using a 4.3-THz Quantum Cascade Laser and a 240×320 Element Focal-Plane Array," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper CMLL2.
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=CLEO-2006-CMLL2


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