MEASUREMENTS OF MODULATION TRANSFER FUNCTION AND SPATIAL NOISE IN INFRARED CCD'S (SPECKLE, INFORMATION THEORY, OPTICS).

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Title:
MEASUREMENTS OF MODULATION TRANSFER FUNCTION AND SPATIAL NOISE IN INFRARED CCD'S (SPECKLE, INFORMATION THEORY, OPTICS).
Author:
BOREMAN, GLENN DAVID.
Issue Date:
1984
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
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Abstract:
This dissertation deals with the measurement of Modulation Transfer Function (MTF) and spatial noise in infrared CCD's. A new method for the measurement of MTF is presented, which uses the phenomenon of laser speckle. The instrument constructed has the advantages that it does not require components of high optical or mechanical quality, and it does not require precise alignment. There is only one moving part in the system. The results of this method are compared with results obtained from an interferometric technique and from an impulse response technique, and found to be in close agreement. The characterization of spatially-dependent noise is pursued via the formalism of Detective Quantum Efficiency and also via a two dimensional generalization of the classical representation for information capacity. Suggestions for improving the performance of the array as a signal processor are drawn from these considerations. Test results are presented for a 64 by 32 element infrared CCD of Schottky barrier construction.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Charge coupled devices.
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Optical Sciences; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Dereniak, Eustace

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleMEASUREMENTS OF MODULATION TRANSFER FUNCTION AND SPATIAL NOISE IN INFRARED CCD'S (SPECKLE, INFORMATION THEORY, OPTICS).en_US
dc.creatorBOREMAN, GLENN DAVID.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBOREMAN, GLENN DAVID.en_US
dc.date.issued1984en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation deals with the measurement of Modulation Transfer Function (MTF) and spatial noise in infrared CCD's. A new method for the measurement of MTF is presented, which uses the phenomenon of laser speckle. The instrument constructed has the advantages that it does not require components of high optical or mechanical quality, and it does not require precise alignment. There is only one moving part in the system. The results of this method are compared with results obtained from an interferometric technique and from an impulse response technique, and found to be in close agreement. The characterization of spatially-dependent noise is pursued via the formalism of Detective Quantum Efficiency and also via a two dimensional generalization of the classical representation for information capacity. Suggestions for improving the performance of the array as a signal processor are drawn from these considerations. Test results are presented for a 64 by 32 element infrared CCD of Schottky barrier construction.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectCharge coupled devices.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineOptical Sciencesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorDereniak, Eustaceen_US
dc.identifier.proquest8421966en_US
dc.identifier.oclc691272479en_US
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