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17 February 2003 Theoretical analysis of planar bolometric arrays for THz imaging systems
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We describe a procedure for modeling the optical behaviour of planar, bolometric imaging arrays. Arrays of this kind are being developed for the next generation of ground-based and space-borne, submillimetre-wave and far-infrared, astronomical telescopes. A unique feature of the scheme is that the partially coherent vector fields associated with the individual pixels are traced through the optical system simultaneously. Simultaneous tracing is achieved by propagating the second-order statistical properties of the total field. In the paper, we describe the theoretical basis of our method, and present the results of a number of illustrative simulations.
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Stafford Withington, Choy Tham, and Ghassan Yassin "Theoretical analysis of planar bolometric arrays for THz imaging systems", Proc. SPIE 4855, Millimeter and Submillimeter Detectors for Astronomy, (17 February 2003);

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