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Hollow waveguide integrated optic subsystem for a 10.6-um range-Doppler imaging lidar
Author(s): Richard Michael Jenkins; Richard B. Foord; R. W. J. Devereux; A. F. Blockley; J. Quarrell; Thomas J. Papetti; D. Graham; C. Ingram
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Paper Abstract

A novel integrated optic approach to the design and manufacture of an optical subsystems for a Range-Doppler imaging lidar 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 an eleven element subsystem which is compact, rugged and provides coherent mixing efficiencies in excess of 80% of the theoretical maximum, are discussed. The results of trials of the subsystem at the Army Missile Optical Range, involving measurement of Range-Doppler images of representative targets are described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 July 2000
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4034, Laser Weapons Technology, (21 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.391873
Show Author Affiliations
Richard Michael Jenkins, Defence Evaluation and Research Agency Malvern (United Kingdom)
Richard B. Foord, 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)
J. Quarrell, Defence Evaluation and Research Agency Malvern (United Kingdom)
Thomas J. Papetti, Technology Development Corp. (United States)
D. Graham, Technology Development Corp. (United States)
C. Ingram, Technology Development Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4034:
Laser Weapons Technology
Todd D. Steiner; Paul H. Merritt, Editor(s)

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