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Wide field of view coherent detection
Author(s): Dominique Delautre; Sebastien Breugnot; Vincent Laude
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Paper Abstract

We present the concept of a wide-field-of-view and atmospheric- distortion-insensitive coherent detection. We propose to mix a local oscillator plane wave and a focused backscattered signal on the detector. In first approximation, the field-of-view is only limited by the size of the detector. An original experimental set- up at (lambda) equals 633 nm is presented to validate this technique. We control the phase of the backscattered signal using a liquid-crystal spatial light modulator (SLM). This permits us to steer or to distort the wave front of the backscattered signal in order to measure and compare the field-of-view and the atmospheric perturbations sensitivity of the two set-ups. We will present the performances (wide field-of-view, distortion sensitivity, . . .) of our architecture.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 May 1999
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3707, Laser Radar Technology and Applications IV, (28 May 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.351367
Show Author Affiliations
Dominique Delautre, Thomson-CSF Optronique (France)
Sebastien Breugnot, Thomson-CSF Optronique (United States)
Vincent Laude, Thomson-CSF (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3707:
Laser Radar Technology and Applications IV
Gary W. Kamerman; Christian Werner, Editor(s)

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