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Pulsed coherent solid-state 1.06-um and 2.1-um laser radar systems for remote velocity measurement
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Paper Abstract

A low average power, pulsed, solid-state, 1.06-micron coherent laser radar (CLR) for range and velocity measurements of atmospheric and hard targets has been developed. The system has been operating at a field test site near Boulder, CO since September, 1988. Measurements have been taken on moving targets such as atmospheric aerosol particles, belt sanders, spinning disks, and various stationary targets. The field measurements have shown that this system exhibits excellent velocity measurement performance. A fast-tuning CW Nd:YAG oscillator has also been developed which has a frequency tuning range of greater than 30 GHz (which spans a target radial velocity range of over 16 km/s) and a tuning speed greater than 30 GHz/ms.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1990
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1222, Laser Radar V, (1 May 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.18377
Show Author Affiliations
Sammy W. Henderson, Coherent Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Robert Milton Huffaker, Coherent Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Michael J. Kavaya, Coherent Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Charley P. Hale, Coherent Technologies, Inc. (United States)
James R. Magee, Coherent Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Lawrence E. Myers, Wright Research and Development Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1222:
Laser Radar V
Richard J. Becherer, Editor(s)

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