OSA's Digital Library

Applied Optics

Applied Optics


  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 49, Iss. 3 — Jan. 20, 2010
  • pp: 286–291

Spectral matching technology of a low-light-level night-vision system with a laser illuminator

Lei Liu, Xin Wang, and Jilu Chen  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 49, Issue 3, pp. 286-291 (2010)

View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (406 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



According to the spectral distribution of a laser illuminator and the reflectivity of the objects, the reflective spectral distributions of dark green paint, rough concrete, and green vegetation under laser radiation are deduced for a low-light-level night-vision system with a laser illuminator. The spectral-matching factors of Super S 25 and New S 25 photocathodes for dark green paint, rough concrete, and green vegetation are calculated and compared. The results show that the evaluation of visual range for a night-vision system with a laser illuminator under field circumstances is greatly influenced by the spectral-matching factor.

© 2010 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(040.3780) Detectors : Low light level
(300.6170) Spectroscopy : Spectra

ToC Category:

Original Manuscript: June 11, 2009
Revised Manuscript: November 17, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: December 6, 2009
Published: January 12, 2010

Lei Liu, Xin Wang, and Jilu Chen, "Spectral matching technology of a low-light-level night-vision system with a laser illuminator," Appl. Opt. 49, 286-291 (2010)

Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  


  1. G. Giakoumakis, “Matching factors for various light-source-photodetector combinations,” Appl. Phys. A 52, 210 (1991). [CrossRef]
  2. J. C. Minga and B. D. Bhave, “Spectral matching considerations in estimating the field performance of low light level imaging systems,” Appl. Opt. 23, 1628-1631 (1984). [CrossRef]
  3. E. H. Eberhardt, “Source-detector spectral-matching factors,” Appl. Opt. 7, 2037-2047 (1968). [CrossRef]
  4. W. Li and B. Chang, “Spectral matching factors of GaAs photocathode for reflecting spectrums of scenes,” Acta Photonica Sin. 28, 857-859 (1999).
  5. L. Liu and B. Chang, “Spectral matching factors between Super S25 and New S25 photocathodes and reflective radiation of objects,” Appl. Opt. 43,616-619 (2004). [CrossRef]
  6. H.-g. Di and L. Liu, “The research of spectral-matching factors under the laser aids,” Acta Photonica Sin. 35, 214-216(2006).
  7. L. Liu, “Visual range evaluation of LLL night-vision system with laser illuminator [D],” Ph.D. dissertation (Nanjing University of Science and Technology, 2005), pp. 88-91.
  8. B. K. Chang, X. Q. Du, L. Liu, Z. Zhong, R. Fu, and Y. Qian, “The automatic recording system of dynamic spectral response and its applications,” Proc. SPIE 5209, 209-218 (2003).
  9. L. Liu and B. Chang, “New apparent distance-detecting equation for low-light-level imaging system,” Opt. Eng. 43, 415-419 (2004).
  10. L. Liu, B. Chang, and W. Li, “Visual range of low-light-level night vision goggles for driving,” Opt. Eng. 42, 2056-2061(2003).

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited