Abstract

A hybrid imaging system is described for transmitting images through optical fibers. The technique employs wavelength coding of image information to allow the transmission of many image pixels in parallel through a single fiber. A zirconium arc lamp is used as the input light source and a linear photodiode array as the output detector. A system description, resolution limit calculation, and experimental results are given.

© 1983 Optical Society of America

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1983 (2)

1981 (1)

1979 (1)

H. O. Bartelt, Opt. Commun. 28, 45 (1979).
[CrossRef]

1978 (1)

1965 (1)

J. D. Armitage, A. Lohman, D. P. Paris, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 4, 273 (1965).

Armitage, J. D.

J. D. Armitage, A. Lohman, D. P. Paris, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 4, 273 (1965).

Bartelt, H.

H. Bartelt, Ph.D. Thesis, Physikalisches Institut der Universitat Erlangen—Nurnberg (1980).

H. Bartelt, Annual Report, Angewandte Optik, Physikalisches Institut der Universitat Erlangen—Nurnberg (1979).

Bartelt, H. O.

H. O. Bartelt, Opt. Commun. 28, 45 (1979).
[CrossRef]

Case, S. K.

Friesem, A. A.

Friesen, A. A.

Hulsey, D.

Levy, U.

Lohman, A.

J. D. Armitage, A. Lohman, D. P. Paris, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 4, 273 (1965).

Paris, D. P.

J. D. Armitage, A. Lohman, D. P. Paris, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 4, 273 (1965).

Tai, A. M.

Appl. Opt. (1)

Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. (1)

J. D. Armitage, A. Lohman, D. P. Paris, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 4, 273 (1965).

Opt. Commun. (1)

H. O. Bartelt, Opt. Commun. 28, 45 (1979).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (3)

Other (2)

H. Bartelt, Ph.D. Thesis, Physikalisches Institut der Universitat Erlangen—Nurnberg (1980).

H. Bartelt, Annual Report, Angewandte Optik, Physikalisches Institut der Universitat Erlangen—Nurnberg (1979).

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Optoelectronic system used for wavelength coded image transmission.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Photodiode array output when various Ronchi rulings are used as inputs. The image contained (A) 8, (B) 20, (C) 50, (D) 100 cycles.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

MTF curve for our optical system.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Image of star target.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Image of Air Force resolution target.

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x 2 = x 1 F 2 / F 1 .
ϕ = sin - 1 λ f ~ λ f .
Δ ϕ ~ Δ λ f ,
W = Δ ϕ F 2 = Δ ϕ f F 2 .
N = W x 2 = Δ λ f F 1 / x 1 .
E = k f 2 = k D 1 2 / F 1 2 ,

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