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Off-axis detection of pulsed laser beams: simulation and measurements in the lower atmosphere
Author(s): Jean-Pierre Cariou
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Paper Abstract

Laser beams can be detected when propagating in the atmosphere, even if they are not pointed straight on the sensors. Mie scattering on aerosols allows to detect off-axis beams and to localize the source thanks to their geometric, spectral and temporal properties. In the recent years, Onera has conducted both theoretical and experimental studies to detect off-axis non cooperative pulsed laser beams in the lower atmosphere. Some simulations are presented, based on propagation and scattering physics. Experimental results are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 August 2003
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5086, Laser Radar Technology and Applications VIII, (21 August 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.503136
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Jean-Pierre Cariou, Office National d'Etudes et de Recherche Aerospatiales (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5086:
Laser Radar Technology and Applications VIII
Gary W. Kamerman, Editor(s)

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