In this paper, we report on a new portable and range-gated night-vision goggle in the SWIR spectral region. This goggle will be a useful eye-safe device for surveillance and imaging under all weather conditions. At 1.5 μm, it is well known that human skin appears black making face recognition ineffective. For applications which need facial identification as a legal proof, we implemented a bi-wavelength laser where it is also possible to extract one pulse of light at a second wavelength, where the skin appears with the same reflectance as in the visible spectrum (1.06 μm). After a theoretical analysis, we will describe the goggle technology and show some lab and outdoor recordings.
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