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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 9 — Apr. 23, 2012
  • pp: 9516–9522

A novel optical readout infrared FPA imaging system with fiber reference channel

Xuhong Chu, Yuejin Zhao, Liquan Dong, Qian Jia, Lingqin Kong, Xiaomei Yu, Xiaohua Liu, Cheng Gong, and Yufeng Jin  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 9, pp. 9516-9522 (2012)

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A novel fiber reference optical readout method was proposed in the bi-material micro cantilever infrared imaging system, which consists of an infrared imaging channel, an optical readout channel and a fiber reference channel. The fiber reference channel is used to monitor the intensity fluctuation of the light source, and provide a signal to correct the distortion of the infrared images from the optical readout channel. Comparing with the typical optical readout method without any references, the noise equivalent temperature difference (NETD) of such an infrared imaging system with the fiber reference optical readout method can be reduced by about 33% and edges of the IR images become clearer.

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OCIS Codes
(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems
(110.3080) Imaging systems : Infrared imaging
(230.4685) Optical devices : Optical microelectromechanical devices

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

Original Manuscript: December 14, 2011
Revised Manuscript: February 3, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: February 28, 2012
Published: April 11, 2012

Xuhong Chu, Yuejin Zhao, Liquan Dong, Qian Jia, Lingqin Kong, Xiaomei Yu, Xiaohua Liu, Cheng Gong, and Yufeng Jin, "A novel optical readout infrared FPA imaging system with fiber reference channel," Opt. Express 20, 9516-9522 (2012)

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