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Analysis of heterodyne efficiency for coherent laser radars
Author(s): Stuart R. Fowler; Gary W. Kamerman; Greg Lawson
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Paper Abstract

A generalized model for the calculation of heterodyne efficiency has been developed. The model permits the calculation of the mixing efficiency for arbitrary amplitude profiles, wave front descriptions, and angles of incidence. The model is used to calculate the heterodyne efficiency of a CO2 coherent laser radar as a function of amplitude profile, image translation, wave front tilt and curvature. Analytical results are used to develop a concise set of selection rules for coherent laser radars.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 October 1993
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1936, Applied Laser Radar Technology, (15 October 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.157099
Show Author Affiliations
Stuart R. Fowler, Teledyne Brown Engineering (United States)
Gary W. Kamerman, Teledyne Brown Engineering (United States)
Greg Lawson, Teledyne Brown Engineering (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1936:
Applied Laser Radar Technology
Gary W. Kamerman; William E. Keicher, Editor(s)

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