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  • Vol. 39, Iss. 9 — Mar. 20, 2000
  • pp: 1421–1425

Short-range verification experiment of a trial one-dimensional synthetic aperture infrared laser radar operated in the 10-µm band

Shin Yoshikado and Tadashi Aruga  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 39, Issue 9, pp. 1421-1425 (2000)

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A trial one-dimensional (1-D) synthetic aperture infrared laser radar (SAILR) system for imaging static objects, with two CO2 lasers as a transmitter and a local oscillator for heterodyne detection, was constructed. It has a single receiving aperture mounted on a linearly movable stage with a length of 1 m and a position accuracy of 1 µm. In an indoor short-range experiment to confirm the fundamental functions of the system and demonstrate its unique imaging process we succeeded in obtaining 1-D synthetic aperture images of close specular point targets with theoretically expected resolution.

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OCIS Codes
(100.2000) Image processing : Digital image processing
(100.3010) Image processing : Image reconstruction techniques
(110.1220) Imaging systems : Apertures
(110.3080) Imaging systems : Infrared imaging
(110.5100) Imaging systems : Phased-array imaging systems
(280.6730) Remote sensing and sensors : Synthetic aperture radar

Original Manuscript: August 17, 1999
Revised Manuscript: December 21, 1999
Published: March 20, 2000

Shin Yoshikado and Tadashi Aruga, "Short-range verification experiment of a trial one-dimensional synthetic aperture infrared laser radar operated in the 10-µm band," Appl. Opt. 39, 1421-1425 (2000)

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