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Characterization of quantum well laser diodes for application within the AMRDEC HWIL facilities
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Paper Abstract

The U.S. Army's Research, Development, and Engineering Command's (RDECOM) Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center (AMRDEC) provides Hardware-in-the-Loop (HWIL) test support to numerous tactical and theatre missile programs. Critical to the successful execution of these tests is the state-of-the-art technologies employed in the visible and infrared scene projector systems. This paper describes the results of characterizations tests performed on new mid-wave infrared (MWIR) quantum well laser diodes recently provided to AMRDEC by the Naval Research Labs and Sarnoff Industries. These lasers provide a +10X imrovement in MWIR output over the previous technology of lead-salt laser diodes. Performance data on output power, linearity, and solid-angle coverage are presented. A discussion of the laser packages is also provided.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 August 2004
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5408, Technologies for Synthetic Environments: Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing IX, (4 August 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.543675
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Daniel A. Saylor, Optical Sciences Corp. (United States)
Matt Bender, Optical Sciences Corp. (United States)
Thomas M. Cantey, Optical Sciences Corp. (United States)
D. Brett Beasley, Optical Sciences Corp. (United States)
Jim A. Buford, U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5408:
Technologies for Synthetic Environments: Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing IX
Robert Lee Murrer, Editor(s)

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