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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 2 — Jan. 16, 2012
  • pp: 1475–1482

Theory for upconversion of incoherent images

Jeppe Seidelin Dam, Christian Pedersen, and Peter Tidemand-Lichtenberg  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 2, pp. 1475-1482 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.001475


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Abstract

Upconversion of images is a generic method for shifting the spectral content of entire images. A comprehensive theory for upconversion of incoherent light images is presented and compared against experiments. In particular we consider the important case for upconversion of infinity corrected light. We show that the spatial resolution for upconversion of incoherent light images is better than for the corresponding coherent image upconversion case. The fundamental differences between upconversion of coherent and incoherent images are investigated theoretically and experimentally. The theory includes the general case of upconversion using TEMnm modes.

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OCIS Codes
(110.3080) Imaging systems : Infrared imaging
(110.6820) Imaging systems : Thermal imaging
(190.7220) Nonlinear optics : Upconversion

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

History
Original Manuscript: December 15, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: December 19, 2011
Published: January 9, 2012

Citation
Jeppe Seidelin Dam, Christian Pedersen, and Peter Tidemand-Lichtenberg, "Theory for upconversion of incoherent images," Opt. Express 20, 1475-1482 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-2-1475


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