Microlens diffusers for efficient laser speckle generation
Abbreviated Journal Title
MODULATION TRANSFER-FUNCTION; Optics
Laser Speckle is the optical phenomena resulting from the random interference of coherent light. This phenomenon can be utilized to measure the Modulation Transfer Function (MTF) of detector arrays. Common devices used for speckle generation, such as integrating spheres and ground glass, suffer from low efficiencies less than 20%. Microlens diffusers are shown to be more efficient alternatives for speckle generation. An analysis of the statistical behavior of microlens diffusers is presented with emphasis on their application to MTF testing of detector arrays in the visible spectrum. (C) 2007 Optical Society of America.
"Microlens diffusers for efficient laser speckle generation" (2007). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 7074.