Accession Number : ADD007190

Title :   Optical Heterodyne System for Imaging in a Dynamic Diffusive Medium.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Moran,Steven E

Report Date : 11 Mar 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : A system for an image of an object from a coherent light signal transmitted from the object through a dynamic diffusive medium is provided with a planar surface receiving the signal wavefront, the received wavefront comprising an array of discrete picture elements. A local oscillator signal is mixed with each picture element in a selected order to provide light responsive signals which represent the distribution of power over frequency of each picture element, all of the frequency components of the light responsive signals being included in a first frequency range of selected bandwidth which is centered around an intermediate frequency. A narrow-band electronic filter recieves each of the light responsive signals and removes all frequency components therefrom which are not included in a second, narrow, bandwidth centered around the intermediate frequency. An image of the object is provided by electronic apparatus which receives the filtered signals. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Optical images, Laser beams, Heterodyning

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Optical Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE