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Concept and design of a multiple-function laser (MFL)
Author(s): Heinrich Karning; James F. Ruger; Martin Weispfenning
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Paper Abstract

The multifunctional properties of modern Laser sources for future military sensor applications will be studied. The goal of this study is the design of a modular laser source which covers various functions like: Laser rangefinding. Target designation (1.06 micrometer), Eyesafe target designation (1.5 micrometer), Laser radar for Automatic target recognition, Identification friend or foe using Laser interrogation with D- band response as well as allowance for Covert communication and Missile jamming with a laser in the 3 to 5 micrometer range. It is obvious that these applications require a wide range of power levels, wavelength agility and pulse repetition rates. The concept for a compact Laser source to cover these requirements will be presented. In addition a concept for the integrated sensor to provide the above mentioned functions will also be presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 October 1998
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3436, Infrared Technology and Applications XXIV, (26 October 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.328040
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Heinrich Karning, Zeiss-Eltro Optronic GmbH (Germany)
James F. Ruger, Zeiss-Eltro Optronic GmbH (Germany)
Martin Weispfenning, Zeiss-Eltro Optronic GmbH (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3436:
Infrared Technology and Applications XXIV
Bjorn F. Andresen; Marija Strojnik, Editor(s)

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