Automated Stokesmetric imaging laser radar system

Xue Liu, Shih Tseng, Renu Tripathi, Selim M. Shahriar

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We report the design and implementation of a high-speed, automated laser radar (ladar) system with sensitivity enhanced by a polarimetric imaging technique. This ladar is able to analyze the Stokes vector of the reflected light from a target at video-rate. With a polarization state generator and a polarization state analyzer, the system is capable of performing a complete Mueller matrix imaging of the scene under observation. This polarization- sensitive ladar (pladar) is applied to various scenes and found to yield the ability to detect information that is indiscernible to a conventional, intensity-based ladar.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number073201
JournalOptical Engineering
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2012


  • Laser radar
  • Polarization imaging
  • Stokesmetry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Engineering(all)


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