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High-power diode laser array for an imaging laser radar sensor
Author(s): Steven H. Macomber; Jeffrey S. Mott; Bradley D. Schwartz; Richard S. Setzko
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Paper Abstract

The use of surface-emitting distributed-feedback diode laser arrays in conjunction with microoptics lens arrays to assemble a 10 W power-class laser source exhibiting submilliradian beam divergence is demonstrated. Such a diode laser promises to serve as a low cost, compact, efficient illumination source for imaging laser radar applications. Attention is given to the configuration of the collimating array and the comparative performance of the diode laser array and Fabry-Perot lasers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1992
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1633, Laser Radar VII: Advanced Technology for Applications, (1 June 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.59223
Show Author Affiliations
Steven H. Macomber, Hughes Danbury Optical Systems, Inc. (United States)
Jeffrey S. Mott, Hughes Danbury Optical Systems, Inc. (United States)
Bradley D. Schwartz, Hughes Danbury Optical Systems, Inc. (United States)
Richard S. Setzko, Hughes Danbury Optical Systems, Inc. (United States)


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

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