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  • Editor: Stephen A. Burns
  • Vol. 23, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 2006
  • pp: 1168–1178

Terahertz interferometric and synthetic aperture imaging

Aparajita Bandyopadhyay, Andrei Stepanov, Brian Schulkin, Michael D. Federici, Amartya Sengupta, Dale Gary, John F. Federici, Robert Barat, Zoi-Heleni Michalopoulou, and David Zimdars  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 23, Issue 5, pp. 1168-1178 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.23.001168


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Abstract

The stand-off imaging properties of a terahertz (THz) interferometric array are examined. For this application, the imaged object is in the near-field region limit of the imaging array. In this region, spherical and circular array architectures can compensate for near-field distortions and increase the field of view and depth of focus. Imaging of THz point sources is emphasized to demonstrate the imaging method and to compare theoretical predictions to experimental performance.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems
(280.0280) Remote sensing and sensors : Remote sensing and sensors
(280.6730) Remote sensing and sensors : Synthetic aperture radar

ToC Category:
Remote Sensing

History
Original Manuscript: September 29, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: October 24, 2005

Citation
Aparajita Bandyopadhyay, Andrei Stepanov, Brian Schulkin, Michael D. Federici, Amartya Sengupta, Dale Gary, John F. Federici, Robert Barat, Zoi-Heleni Michalopoulou, and David Zimdars, "Terahertz interferometric and synthetic aperture imaging," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 23, 1168-1178 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-23-5-1168


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