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Diode laser radar: applications and technology
Author(s): James Doyle McClure
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Paper Abstract

Several alternative modulation waveforms and associated device technologies available for diode laser radar are described. These, included pulsed intensity modulation, discrete frequency intensity modulation, linear chirped optical frequency modulation, and intensity modulation with linear chirp of the modulation frequency. Ladar performance relations that determine range-measurement resolution, absolute range capability, and measurement time or data rate in terms of the critical design parameters are discussed. The design parameters include laser chirp bandwidth, modulation frequency, optical coherence length, laser and receiver noise sources, optical power, and receiver/processor data rate.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1990
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1219, Laser Diode Technology and Applications II, (1 May 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.18283
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James Doyle McClure, Boeing Aerospace and Electronics Co. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1219:
Laser Diode Technology and Applications II
Dan Botez; Luis Figueroa, Editor(s)

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