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30 March 2020 Imaging systems based on active optical signal converters
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The use of metal atom active media allows to convert optical signals with the transferring of the adjusted contrast. Due to the opportunities of metal vapor active media it makes possible to increase the intensity of the signal in the narrow spectral range. As a result, the signal-to-noise ratio can be dramatically increased. It makes possible to build active optical systems for high speed imaging of processes which are hidden by high intensive radiation. In the systems is available the image active filtration due to induced transition on metal atoms. Active optical systems with metal vapor brightness amplifiers (which is called Laser monitor), have shown the high efficiency for reducing the background radiation effect on the observing processes in the real-time mode. Moreover, the use of different active media makes it possible to change the spectral contest of the input signal with the increasing of the intensity. In the work the result of the research such systems are presented. The method of transformation IR images to VIS images is discussed. The work presents the results of the using of different active optical systems for high speed imaging.
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Maxim V. Trigub, Dmitriy V. Shiyanov, Nikolay A. Vasnev, and Gennadii S. Evtushenko "Imaging systems based on active optical signal converters", Proc. SPIE 11351, Unconventional Optical Imaging II, 1135119 (30 March 2020); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2554890
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