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Hollow-waveguide integrated optics for 10.6-μm lidar
Author(s): Richard Michael Jenkins; R. W. J. Devereux; A. F. Blockley
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Paper Abstract

A novel integrated optic approach to the manufacture of 10.6 micrometers coherent laser radar systems is described and demonstrated. The approach uses hollow waveguides to guide light between system components which are integrated into a common substrate. The design, manufacture and operation of a seven element laser radar subsystem which is compact, rugged and provides a mixing efficiency in excess of 80% of the theoretical maximum, is discussed. Experiments which confirm the validity of the design criteria upon which the system is based are described. The demonstration of the subsystem as a simple homodyne vibrometer is also outlined.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 September 1998
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 3380, Laser Radar Technology and Applications III, (8 September 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.327210
Show Author Affiliations
Richard Michael Jenkins, Defence Evaluation and Research Agency Malvern (United Kingdom)
R. W. J. Devereux, Defence Evaluation and Research Agency Malvern (United Kingdom)
A. F. Blockley, Defence Evaluation and Research Agency Malvern (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3380:
Laser Radar Technology and Applications III
Gary W. Kamerman, Editor(s)

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