Active hyperspectral imaging using a quantum cascade laser (QCL) array and digital-pixel focal plane array (DFPA) camera
Wang, Christine A.
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CitationGoyal, Anish, Travis Myers, Christine A. Wang, Michael Kelly, Brian Tyrrell, B. Gokden, Antonio Sanchez, George Turner, and Federico Capasso. 2014. “Active Hyperspectral Imaging Using a Quantum Cascade Laser (QCL) Array and Digital-Pixel Focal Plane Array (DFPA) Camera.” Optics Express 22 (12): 14392. https://doi.org/10.1364/oe.22.014392.
AbstractWe demonstrate active hyperspectral imaging using a quantum-cascade laser (QCL) array as the illumination source and a digital-pixel focal-plane-array (DFPA) camera as the receiver. The multi-wavelength QCL array used in this work comprises 15 individually addressable QCLs in which the beams from all lasers are spatially overlapped using wavelength beam combining (WBC). The DFPA camera was configured to integrate the laser light reflected from the sample and to perform on-chip subtraction of the passive thermal background. A 27-frame hyperspectral image was acquired of a liquid contaminant on a diffuse gold surface at a range of 5 meters. The measured spectral reflectance closely matches the calculated reflectance. Furthermore, the high-speed capabilities of the system were demonstrated by capturing differential reflectance images of sand and KClO3 particles that were moving at speeds of up to 10 m/s.
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