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Optical Engineering

Speckle Effects On Coherent Laser Radar Detection Efficiency
Author(s): J. Carl Leader
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Paper Abstract

Equations for laser radar heterodyne efficiency are derived by assuming that heterodyne detection is degraded by phase-front distortion produced by target speckle and atmospheric turbulence. These equations are numerically evaluated for representative target detection scenarios to illustrate the effects of laser speckle on coherent laser radar detection.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1986
PDF: 7 pages
Opt. Eng. 25(5) 255644 doi: 10.1117/12.7973878
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 25, Issue 5
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J. Carl Leader, McDonnell Douglas Research Laboratories (United States)

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