The paper has been pusblished but it was also just put on arxiv since Optics Letters is a Romeo green journal and allows preprints and even postprints to be archived. Enjoy !
Speckle-based hyperspectral imaging combining multiple scattering and compressive sensing in nanowire mats by Rebecca French, Sylvain Gigan, Otto L. Muskens
Encoding of spectral information onto monochrome imaging cameras is of interest for wavelength multiplexing and hyperspectral imaging applications. Here, the complex spatio-spectral response of a disordered material is used to demonstrate retrieval of a number of discrete wavelengths over a wide spectral range. Strong, diffuse light scattering in a semiconductor nanowire mat is used to achieve a highly compact spectrometer of micrometer thickness, transforming different wavelengths into distinct speckle patterns with nanometer sensitivity. Spatial multiplexing is achieved through the use of a microlens array, allowing simultaneous imaging of many speckles, ultimately limited by the size of the diffuse spot area. The performance of different information retrieval algorithms is compared. A compressive sensing algorithm exhibits efficient reconstruction capability in noisy environments and with only a few measurements.
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