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Title: Highly efficient and data compressed ultrafast single-pixel imaging based on photonic time-stretch
Author: Wang, Guoqing
ISNI:       0000 0004 7659 5012
Awarding Body: University of Kent
Current Institution: University of Kent
Date of Award: 2018
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The research presented in this thesis is focused on highly efficient and data compressed ultrafast single pixel imaging (SPI) systems based on photonic time stretch (PTS) technique. Three ultrafast SPI systems are presented and analysed with unique features of low-cost, compact, highly efficient and optical data compression. The first ultrafast SPI system is a highly efficient, fibre-compatible ultrafast imaging system based on PTS using a 45° tilted fibre grating (45° TFG). The 45° TFG serves as an in-fibre lateral diffraction element, replacing bulky and lossy free- space diffraction gratings in conventional PTS imaging systems. This new design significantly reduces the volume of conventional PTS imaging systems, improves energy efficiency and system stability. A proof-of-principle demonstration of our proposed PTS imaging system is performed for the first time with improved spatial resolution and ultrafast detecting speed of 46 m/s. Secondly, data compressed ultrafast photonic time stretch imaging is investigated with the help of a spatial mask for spatial domain compressed sensing. In practice, a spatial light modulator (SLM) is utilized as a passive optical random pattern modulator, namely, spatial mask, in spatial domain. This combines the benefit of compressed sensing (CS) and PTS techniques. And a high speed CS imaging system is obtained with a compression ratio of 55.6%. Besides, time-domain CS applied in ultrafast real-time optical coherent tomography (OCT) is experimentally demonstrated as well. Finally, an all-optical CS imaging system based on PTS and multimode interference using a multimode fibre (MMF) is demonstrated. The MMF acts as a low-cost random optical speckle pattern generator based on ultrafast wavelength tuning in PTS. Each wavelength of the optical light generates a repeatable and stable random optical speckle pattern, which has the feature of low- correlated relation between different optical speckle patterns. This technique can overcome the speed limit in existing CS photonic time stretch imaging, where imaging speed is much lower than the pulse repetition rate.
Supervisor: Wang, Chao ; Gomes, Nathan Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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