30 August 2017 Active polarization imaging system based on optical heterodyne balanced receiver
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Active polarization imaging technology has recently become the hot research field all over the world, which has great potential application value in the military and civil area. By introducing active light source, the Mueller matrix of the target can be calculated according to the incident light and the emitted or reflected light. Compared with conventional direct detection technology, optical heterodyne detection technology have higher receiving sensitivities, which can obtain the whole amplitude, frequency and phase information of the signal light. In this paper, an active polarization imaging system will be designed. Based on optical heterodyne balanced receiver, the system can acquire the horizontal and vertical polarization of reflected optical field simultaneously, which contain the polarization characteristic of the target. Besides, signal to noise ratio and imaging distance can be greatly improved.
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Qian Xu, Qian Xu, Jianfeng Sun, Jianfeng Sun, Zhiyong Lu, Zhiyong Lu, Yu Zhou , Yu Zhou , Zhu Luan, Zhu Luan, Peipei Hou, Peipei Hou, liren Liu, liren Liu, } "Active polarization imaging system based on optical heterodyne balanced receiver", Proc. SPIE 10407, Polarization Science and Remote Sensing VIII, 1040712 (30 August 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2272737; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2272737

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