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6 July 2018 Smartphone scene generator for efficient characterization of visible imaging detectors
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Full characterization of imaging detectors involves subjecting them to spatially and temporally varying illumination patterns over a large dynamic range. Here we present a scene generator that fulfills many of these functions. Based on a modern smartphone, it has a number of good features, including high spatial resolution (13 um), high dynamic range (∼104 ), near-Poisson limited illumination stability over time periods from 100 ms to many days, and no background noise. The system does not require any moving parts and may be constructed at modest cost. We present the optical, mechanical, and software design, test data validating the performance, and application examples.
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Michael Bottom, Leo S. Neat, Leon K. Harding, Patrick Morrissey, Seth R. Meeker, and Richard T. Demers "Smartphone scene generator for efficient characterization of visible imaging detectors", Proc. SPIE 10709, High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy VIII, 107092R (6 July 2018); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2312335
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