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Title: Applications of single-pixel imaging
Author: Welsh, Stephen Stewart
ISNI:       0000 0004 6353 2354
Awarding Body: University of Glasgow
Current Institution: University of Glasgow
Date of Award: 2017
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In this body of work, several single-pixel imaging applications are presented, based on structured light manipulation via a Digital Micromirror Device (DMD) and a single element photodetector (PD). This is commonly known as computational single-pixel imaging, and is achieved by using the measurements made by the PD to weight a series of projected structured light-fields. This indicates the strength of correlation between each light-field, and some object or scene placed in its propagation path. After many iterations the ensemble average of the weighted structured light-field converges to the object. Historically, computational single-pixel imaging has suffered from long image acquisition times and low resolution. Inhibiting the ability of physical systems from competing with conventional imaging in any form. Advances in computer and DMD technology have opened new avenues of research for this novel imaging technique. These advances have been utilised in this work by creating fast acquisition demonstrator systems, which have real world applications, such as multi-wavelength, polarisation, and long-range imaging. Several PDs were added to allow for simultaneous measurement of multiple images in the desired application. For multi-wavelength, RGB and white light illumination was spectrally filtered on three detectors to create full-colour images. While conversely the same multi-detector approach allowed for simultaneous measurement of orthogonal linear polarisation states essential to Stokes' parameter image reconstruction. Differential projection of the structured light-fields further allowed for the single-pixel camera to compensate from some sources of real world noise, such as background illumination. This work demonstrates an evolution of the single-pixel camera. From a system capable of only imaging simple, binary transmissive objects twice per hour and constrained to an optical bench, to a semi portable camera, capable of multiple frames per second 2D reconstructions of 3D scenes over a range of 20 kilometres. These improvements in capability cement the idea that the single-pixel camera is now a viable alternate imaging technology.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: QC Physics