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Wideband lasers on manned/unmanned platforms under poly-environment
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Paper Abstract

Compact and robust high power eye-safe laser sources are required for rapidly deployable free-space optical (FSO) communication networks. Such systems have been demonstrated using essentially telecom-based lasers in a relatively narrow bandwidth window around 1.5 μm. Here we discuss additional wavelength transmission bands within the mid-IR. Using advanced laser sources to provide illumination across wide wavelength ranges, particularly within the 2-5 μm it may be possible to overcome transmission limitations associated with adverse weather and atmospheric conditions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 May 2009
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 7332, Unmanned Systems Technology XI, 733203 (11 May 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.821792
Show Author Affiliations
Lawrence Shah, CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
John Zeller, Naval Undersea Warfare Ctr. (United States)
Martin Richardson, CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Michael L. Talbert, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Gunasekaran S. Seetharaman, Air Force Institute of Technology (United States)
Tariq Manzur, Naval Undersea Warfare Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7332:
Unmanned Systems Technology XI
Grant R. Gerhart; Douglas W. Gage; Charles M. Shoemaker, Editor(s)

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