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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 46, Iss. 25 — Sep. 1, 2007
  • pp: 6237–6246

Parallel self-mixing imaging system based on an array of vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers

John R. Tucker, Johnathon L. Baque, Yah Leng Lim, Andrei V. Zvyagin, and Aleksandar D. Rakić  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 46, Issue 25, pp. 6237-6246 (2007)

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In this paper we investigate the feasibility of a massively parallel self-mixing imaging system based on an array of vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs) to measure surface profiles of displacement, distance, velocity, and liquid flow rate. The concept of the system is demonstrated using a prototype to measure the velocity at different radial points on a rotating disk, and the velocity profile of diluted milk in a custom built diverging-converging planar flow channel. It is envisaged that a scaled up version of the parallel self-mixing imaging system will enable real-time surface profiling, vibrometry, and flowmetry.

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OCIS Codes
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(120.7250) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Velocimetry
(250.7260) Optoelectronics : Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers
(280.2490) Remote sensing and sensors : Flow diagnostics
(280.3340) Remote sensing and sensors : Laser Doppler velocimetry
(280.7250) Remote sensing and sensors : Velocimetry

ToC Category:
Remote sensing and sensors

Original Manuscript: February 20, 2007
Revised Manuscript: June 20, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: June 22, 2007
Published: August 22, 2007

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John R. Tucker, Johnathon L. Baque, Yah Leng Lim, Andrei V. Zvyagin, and Aleksandar D. Rakić, "Parallel self-mixing imaging system based on an array of vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers," Appl. Opt. 46, 6237-6246 (2007)

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