Limitations of synthetic aperture laser optical feedback imaging

Wilfried Glastre 1, * Olivier Jacquin 1 Olivier Hugon 1 Hugues Guillet de Chatellus 1 Eric Lacot 1
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Abstract : In this paper we study the origin and the effect of amplitude and phase noise on Laser Optical Feedback Imaging (LOFI) associated with Synthetic Aperture (SA) imaging system. Amplitude noise corresponds to photon noise and acts as an additive noise, it can be reduced by increasing the global measurement time. Phase noise can be divided in three families: random, sinusoidal and drift phase noise; we show that it acts as a multiplicative noise. We explain how we can reduce phase noise by making oversampling or multiple measurements depending on its type. This work can easily be extended to all SA systems (Radar, Laser or Terahertz), especially when raw holograms are acquired point by point.
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Wilfried Glastre, Olivier Jacquin, Olivier Hugon, Hugues Guillet de Chatellus, Eric Lacot. Limitations of synthetic aperture laser optical feedback imaging. Journal of the Optical Society of America. A Optics, Image Science, and Vision, Optical Society of America, 2012, 29, pp.2247-2255. ⟨hal-00709818v3⟩

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