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Coherent mode-locked 1.06-micron ladar transmitter
Author(s): Thomas J. Papetti; C. H. Pyles; Ronnie C. McMillan
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Paper Abstract

A coherent pulse-burst 1.06 (mu) ladar transmitter is described. The output consists of a 1.6 J, 800 microsecond(s) burst of 550 ps pulses occurring at a 50 MHz repetition rate. The burst repetition rate is 10 Hz. The optical frequency stability before coherent processing at the receiver is +/- 100 kHz. The transmitter consists of a CW-pumped mode-locked Nd:YAG oscillator followed by a pulsed double-pass amplifier, and is used as part of a calibrated range-Doppler imaging target signature measurement system

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1992
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1633, Laser Radar VII: Advanced Technology for Applications, (1 June 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.59199
Show Author Affiliations
Thomas J. Papetti, Technology Development Corp. (United States)
C. H. Pyles, Technology Development Corp. (United States)
Ronnie C. McMillan, Technology Development Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1633:
Laser Radar VII: Advanced Technology for Applications
Richard J. Becherer, Editor(s)

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