4 November 2010 Application of millimeter-wave photonics technology in passive millimeter-wave imaging
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Passive millimeter-wave imaging is attractive due to the ability to obtain images in low-visibility conditions. In this paper, a passive millimeter-wave imaging method using photonic processing is presented. The principle of the millimeter-wave photonic signal processing method is described. The relationship between the signal conversion gain and the component parameters is discussed. The noise characteristic of this detection method is analyzed. A millimeterwave radiometer using photonic processing is presented in this paper. A passive millimeter-wave scanning imaging system using this processing method was implemented. The imaging experiment results show that this imaging method is effective.
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Yuedong Zhang, Yuesong Jiang, Jingping Guo, Yuntao He, Haiyang Wang, "Application of millimeter-wave photonics technology in passive millimeter-wave imaging", Proc. SPIE 7854, Infrared, Millimeter Wave, and Terahertz Technologies, 785436 (4 November 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.870030; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.870030
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