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Uniform field laser illuminator for remote sensing
Author(s): John A. Di Benedetto; Gene A. Capelle; Stephen S. Lutz
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Paper Abstract

A novel method for achieving well-behaved far-field laser illumination of remote targets for imaging is described. An assembly based on a mixing rod modifies the laser output to give uniform illumination of a remote target and the laser footprint on target can be closely matched to the detector field of view. Polarization is maintained through the assembly, and power losses are slight. Laboratory test performance is presented for both a dye laser and an excimer laser system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1991
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1492, Earth and Atmospheric Remote Sensing, (1 September 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.45840
Show Author Affiliations
John A. Di Benedetto, EG&G Energy Measurements, Inc. (United States)
Gene A. Capelle, EG&G Energy Measurements, Inc. (United States)
Stephen S. Lutz, EG&G Energy Measurements, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1492:
Earth and Atmospheric Remote Sensing
Robert J. Curran; James Alan Smith; Ken Watson, Editor(s)

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