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Precision laser ranging using extremely chirped pulses from chirped fiber Bragg gratings
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Paper Abstract

Spectrally resolved interferometry combining up-chirped and down-chirped pulses allows for millimeter range resolution in laser ranging applications. Key in our approach is the use of temporally stretched optical pulses of 5 nanoseconds in duration. These stretched pulses were obtained from a femtosecond semiconductor mode-locked laser and were up-chirped and down-chirped using a chirped fiber Bragg grating and recombined to realize spectral interferometry. This approach provides a means to achieve the high pulse energies required for a laser radar application which are easy to achieve using nanosecond pulses but maintains the high spatial resolution associated with femtosecond optical pulses.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 May 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6243, Enabling Photonics Technologies for Defense, Security, and Aerospace Applications II, 62430U (12 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.673763
Show Author Affiliations
Leonard M. Kisimbi, CREOL and FPCE, College of Optics and Photonics, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Kyungbum Kim, CREOL and FPCE, College of Optics and Photonics, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Luis C. Archundia, CREOL and FPCE, College of Optics and Photonics, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Shinwook Lee, CREOL and FPCE, College of Optics and Photonics, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Peter J. Delfyett, CREOL and FPCE, College of Optics and Photonics, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6243:
Enabling Photonics Technologies for Defense, Security, and Aerospace Applications II
Michael J. Hayduk; Andrew R. Pirich; Eric J. Donkor; Peter J. Delfyett, Editor(s)

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