Abstract

A new method of passive image dissection suitable for use in visualizing images formed in appropriate optics by millimeter, submillimeter, or far ir radiation is proposed. The method is based upon resonance absorption of radiant energy incident on an interferometric structure formed by semiconductor panel and a planar array of piezoelectric transducers that can be addressed sequentially. The equations governing the general behavior of the device are derived and used to point out some interesting and useful qualities and to compare its characteristics with other existing methods of passive image dissection. Experimental verification of the theoretical results are also presented.

© 1970 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
Related Articles
Seven-Channel Fabry-Perot Spectrum Analyzer Used in Laser Scattering Measurements

P. K. John and R. Benesch
Appl. Opt. 11(1) 153-159 (1972)

Spaceborne Laser Radar

Terry Flom
Appl. Opt. 11(2) 291-299 (1972)

Conversion of Millimeter-Wave Images Into Visible Displays

H. Jacobs, R. Hofer, G. Morris, and E. Horn
J. Opt. Soc. Am. 58(2) 246-253 (1968)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (5)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (18)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription