A Massively Parallel Imaging System Based on the Self-Mixing Effect in a Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Laser Array

Tucker, John R., Lim, Yah Leng, Zvyagin, Andrei V. and Rakic, Aleksandar D. (2006). A Massively Parallel Imaging System Based on the Self-Mixing Effect in a Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Laser Array. In: Sudbo, A. S. and Arisholm, G., 2006 Northern Optics Conference Proceedings. Northern Optics 2006, Hotel Norge, Bergen, Norway, (41-46). 14-16 June, 2006.

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Author Tucker, John R.
Lim, Yah Leng
Zvyagin, Andrei V.
Rakic, Aleksandar D.
Title of paper A Massively Parallel Imaging System Based on the Self-Mixing Effect in a Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Laser Array
Conference name Northern Optics 2006
Conference location Hotel Norge, Bergen, Norway
Conference dates 14-16 June, 2006
Proceedings title 2006 Northern Optics Conference Proceedings
Journal name 2006 Northern Optics Conference Proceedings
Place of Publication USA
Publisher IEEE
Publication Year 2006
Sub-type Fully published paper
DOI 10.1109/NO.2006.348370
ISBN 1-4244-0435-5
Editor Sudbo, A. S.
Arisholm, G.
Volume 1
Issue 1
Start page 41
End page 46
Total pages 6
Collection year 2006
Language eng
Abstract/Summary In this work we propose a massively parallel self-mixing imaging system, based on an array of VCSELs, to measure surface profiles of displacement, distance, velocity and liquid flow rate. The feasibility of this concept is demonstrated by the successful operation of a small scale prototype consisting of eight individual commercial VCSELs with integrated photodetectors. The system is used to accurately measure the velocity at different radial points on a rotating disk. The results show no influence of crosstalk. A massive version of the system will be useful in many industrial and biomedical applications where real-time surface profiling, vibrometry and velocimetry will be very beneficial.
Subjects 290901 Electrical Engineering
299904 Engineering/Technology Instrumentation
240401 Optics and Opto-electronic Physics
671401 Scientific instrumentation
Keyword optical feedback
parallel imaging
vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser
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