2 July 1998 Real performance of image intensifier systems for night vision
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Proceedings Volume 3405, ROMOPTO '97: Fifth Conference on Optics; (1998); doi: 10.1117/12.312690
Event: ROMOPTO '97: Fifth Conference on Optics, 1997, Bucharest, Romania
Abstract
The detection model based on the fluctuation theory can determine only the upper limit in the performance of image intensifier systems for night vision. Our laboratory and field experiments show that the signal to noise ratio of the final image is influenced by the fluctuations in the number of incident photons on the image intensifier photocathode, the quantum efficiency of the photocathode, the value of noise generated in the amplification process and the modulation transfer function for the atmosphere and optical components.
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Marinica Mirzu, Liviu Cosereanu, Mihai Jurba, George Copot, Daniel Ralea, Raluca-Maria Marginean, "Real performance of image intensifier systems for night vision", Proc. SPIE 3405, ROMOPTO '97: Fifth Conference on Optics, (2 July 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.312690; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.312690
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Image intensifiers

Signal to noise ratio

Night vision

Night vision systems

Image processing

Interference (communication)

Signal processing

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