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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 48, Iss. 8 — Mar. 10, 2009
  • pp: 1610–1618

Near-infrared active polarimetric and multispectral laboratory demonstrator for target detection

Mehdi Alouini, François Goudail, Arnaud Grisard, Jérôme Bourderionnet, Daniel Dolfi, Arnaud Bénière, Ivar Baarstad, Trond Løke, Peter Kaspersen, Xavier Normandin, and Gerard Berginc  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 48, Issue 8, pp. 1610-1618 (2009)

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We report on the design and exploitation of a real-field laboratory demonstrator combining active polarimetric and multispectral functions. Its building blocks, including a multiwavelength pulsed optical parametric oscillator at the emission side and a hyperspectral imager with polarimetric capability at the reception side, are described. The results obtained with this demonstrator are illustrated on some examples and discussed. In particular it is found that good detection performances rely on joint use of intensity and polarimetric images, with these images exhibiting complementary signatures in most cases.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(030.4280) Coherence and statistical optics : Noise in imaging systems
(100.2960) Image processing : Image analysis
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(290.5880) Scattering : Scattering, rough surfaces

ToC Category:
Image Processing

Original Manuscript: September 12, 2008
Revised Manuscript: January 29, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: February 5, 2009
Published: March 9, 2009

Mehdi Alouini, François Goudail, Arnaud Grisard, Jérôme Bourderionnet, Daniel Dolfi, Arnaud Bénière, Ivar Baarstad, Trond Løke, Peter Kaspersen, Xavier Normandin, and Gerard Berginc, "Near-infrared active polarimetric and multispectral laboratory demonstrator for target detection," Appl. Opt. 48, 1610-1618 (2009)

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