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9 June 2014 A polarimetric scanning LADAR: system development and performance analysis
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In this paper, we discuss the development and operation of a scanning LADAR system. This system currently generates intensity and range images of a target with high spatial resolution located at a distance 5–10 m away from the sensor. The scanning LADAR system is designed with a purpose to generate polarization images of the target by integrating an in-line Stokes polarimeter in the receiver arm of the system. In this context, we have also discussed the basic design of the polarimeter using a liquid crystal retarder, and characterized the performance of the polarimeter for determining the polarization state of reflected light in the LADAR receiver.
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Yury Y. Markushin, Nicholas P. Calvano, Gour S. Pati, and Renu Tripathi "A polarimetric scanning LADAR: system development and performance analysis", Proc. SPIE 9080, Laser Radar Technology and Applications XIX; and Atmospheric Propagation XI, 908004 (9 June 2014); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2050469
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