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Misalignments of airborne laser beams due to mechanical vibrations
Author(s): Jose Cabrita A. Freitas; Manuel Adler Abreu; Fernando Carvalho Rodrigues; Fernando D. Carvalho
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Paper Abstract

The effect of mechanical vibrations on the shape characteristics and direction of a laser beam of a particular spectrum of vibration is considered. A detection system designed to collect laser pulses emitted by a pulsed laser diode placed onboard of a jet airplane is simulated experimentally. Results show that the area illuminated by a laser beam can vary quite diversely with the frequency and amplitude of the vibration over the period of detection producing a divergence of the laser beam different from that of a static emitter.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 1991
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1399, Optical Systems in Adverse Environments, (1 March 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.47830
Show Author Affiliations
Jose Cabrita A. Freitas, LNETI (Portugal)
Manuel Adler Abreu, LNETI (Portugal)
Fernando Carvalho Rodrigues, LNETI (Portugal)
Fernando D. Carvalho, LNETI (Portugal)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1399:
Optical Systems in Adverse Environments
Soon Fatt Yoon; M. H. Kuok; Donald E. Silva, Editor(s)

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