Laser Range-Gated Imagers

Authored by: Richard L. Espinola , Eddie Jacobs

Encyclopedia of Optical and Photonic Engineering

Print publication date:  September  2015
Online publication date:  September  2015

Print ISBN: 9781439850978
eBook ISBN: 9781351247184
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-EOE2-120047140

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Abstract

Laser range-gated imagers use a pulsed laser illuminator and time gating of an imaging focal plane array to localize collected photons to those within a certain range of the scene. As a result, intervening obscurants and other background clutter can often be mitigated. This entry describes the basic operation of these devices, the factors influencing performance, and modeling of performance. Examples and applications of current systems are presented.

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