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Experimental evaluation of single-aperture range finder
Author(s): K. McCormick; D. Starodubov; L. Volfson
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Paper Abstract

Single aperture range finders with eye safe lasers due to their smaller size and simplified design have a strong potential for wide implementation in military and commercial systems. In this paper we present the results of experimental evaluation of a single aperture laser range finder. The new design operates at eye safe wavelength range around 1535 nm and uses passively Q switched laser for illumination. The optical circulator is used to separate the detection and illumination channels. The measurements of the power budget and ranging performance evaluation for the new design are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 May 2015
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9461, Radar Sensor Technology XIX; and Active and Passive Signatures VI, 946120 (21 May 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2177844
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K. McCormick, Torrey Pines Logic, Inc. (United States)
D. Starodubov, Torrey Pines Logic, Inc. (United States)
L. Volfson, Torrey Pines Logic, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9461:
Radar Sensor Technology XIX; and Active and Passive Signatures VI
G. Charmaine Gilbreath; Kenneth I. Ranney; Armin Doerry; Chadwick Todd Hawley, Editor(s)

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