OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters

| RAPID, SHORT PUBLICATIONS ON THE LATEST IN OPTICAL DISCOVERIES

  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2006
  • pp: 3031–3033

Synthetic aperture laser optical feedback imaging using galvanometric scanning

Arnaud Witomski, Eric Lacot, Olivier Hugon, and Olivier Jacquin  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 20, pp. 3031-3033 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.31.003031


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (201 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

We describe a new one-dimensional synthetic aperture imaging laser radar (ladar) using the resonant sensitivity of a microchip laser to frequency-shifted optical feedback and galvanometric scanning of the target under investigation. In our experiment, the laser is both the source and the detector, providing optical amplification with self-aligned heterodyne detection. By using galvanometric scanning, we achieve an along-track spatial resolution better than the diffraction limit.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(110.2970) Imaging systems : Image detection systems
(280.3420) Remote sensing and sensors : Laser sensors
(280.6730) Remote sensing and sensors : Synthetic aperture radar

ToC Category:
Remote Sensing

History
Original Manuscript: March 16, 2006
Revised Manuscript: June 23, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: June 28, 2006
Published: September 25, 2006

Citation
Arnaud Witomski, Eric Lacot, Olivier Hugon, and Olivier Jacquin, "Synthetic aperture laser optical feedback imaging using galvanometric scanning," Opt. Lett. 31, 3031-3033 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-31-20-3031


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. R. O. Harger, Synthetic Aperture Radar Systems: Theory and Design (Academic, 1970), Chap. 2, pp. 18-58.
  2. J. C. Curlander and R. N. McDonough, Synthetic Aperture Radar: Systems and Signal Processing (Wiley, 1991), Chap. 1, pp. 1-66.
  3. T. S. Lewis and H. S. Hutchins, Proc. IEEE 58, 1781 (1970). [CrossRef]
  4. C. C. Aleksoff, J. S. Accetta, L. M. Peterson, A. M. Tai, A. Klossler, K. S. Schroeder, R. M. Majwski, J. O. Abshier, and M. Fee, in Proc. SPIE 783, 29 (1987).
  5. S. Markus, B. D. Colella, and T. J. Green, Jr., Appl. Opt. 33, 960 (1994).
  6. E. Lacot, R. Day, and F. Stoeckel, Opt. Lett. 24, 744 (1999). [CrossRef]
  7. K. Otsuka, Appl. Opt. 33, 1111 (1994). [PubMed]
  8. E. Lacot, R. Day, and F. Stoeckel, Phys. Rev. A 64, 043815 (2001). [CrossRef]
  9. M. Bashkansky, R. L. Lucke, E. Funk, L. J. Rickard, and J. Reintjes, Opt. Lett. 27, 1983 (2002). [CrossRef]
  10. S. M. Beck, J. R. Buck, W. F. Buell, R. P. Dickinson, D. A. Kozlowski, N. J. Marechal, and T. J. Wright, Appl. Opt. 44, 35 (2005). [CrossRef]
  11. D. Park and J. H. Shapiro, in Proc. SPIE 999, 100 (1988).

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

Figures

Fig. 1 Fig. 2 Fig. 3
 

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited