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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 12 — Jun. 17, 2013
  • pp: 14109–14119

High-depth-resolution 3-dimensional radar-imaging system based on a few-cycle W-band photonic millimeter-wave pulse generator

Tzu-Fang Tseng, Jhih-Min Wun, Wei Chen, Sui-Wei Peng, Jin-Wei Shi, and Chi-Kuang Sun  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 12, pp. 14109-14119 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.014109


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Abstract

We demonstrate that a near-single-cycle photonic millimeter-wave short-pulse generator at W-band is capable to provide high spatial resolution three-dimensional (3-D) radar imaging. A preliminary study indicates that 3-D radar images with a state-of-the-art ranging resolution of around 1.2 cm at the W-band can be achieved.

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OCIS Codes
(110.6880) Imaging systems : Three-dimensional image acquisition
(280.5600) Remote sensing and sensors : Radar
(060.5625) Fiber optics and optical communications : Radio frequency photonics

ToC Category:
Remote Sensing

History
Original Manuscript: April 3, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: April 18, 2013
Published: June 5, 2013

Citation
Tzu-Fang Tseng, Jhih-Min Wun, Wei Chen, Sui-Wei Peng, Jin-Wei Shi, and Chi-Kuang Sun, "High-depth-resolution 3-dimensional radar-imaging system based on a few-cycle W-band photonic millimeter-wave pulse generator," Opt. Express 21, 14109-14119 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-12-14109


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