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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 22 — Oct. 22, 2012
  • pp: 24237–24246

Laboratory demonstrations of interferometric and spotlight synthetic aperture ladar techniques

Stephen Crouch and Zeb W. Barber  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 22, pp. 24237-24246 (2012)

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A variety of synthetic-aperture ladar (SAL) imaging techniques are investigated on a table-top laboratory setup using an ultra-broad bandwidth (>3 THz) actively linearized chirp laser centered at 1.55 microns. Stripmap and spotlight mode demonstrations of SAL in monstatic and bistatic geometries are presented. Interferometric SAL for 3D topographical relief imaging is demonstrated highlighting the coherent properties of the SAL imaging technique.

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OCIS Codes
(150.6910) Machine vision : Three-dimensional sensing
(280.3640) Remote sensing and sensors : Lidar
(280.6730) Remote sensing and sensors : Synthetic aperture radar
(110.3175) Imaging systems : Interferometric imaging
(140.3425) Lasers and laser optics : Laser stabilization

ToC Category:
Remote Sensing

Original Manuscript: August 22, 2012
Revised Manuscript: September 28, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: October 1, 2012
Published: October 8, 2012

Stephen Crouch and Zeb W. Barber, "Laboratory demonstrations of interferometric and spotlight synthetic aperture ladar techniques," Opt. Express 20, 24237-24246 (2012)

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