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Multifunction laser source for ground and airborne applications
Author(s): Bruno Crépy
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Paper Abstract

Multiple ground and airborne vehicles could share common and multifunctional laser modules. The host system constraints and requirements have similarities making a laser modular concept interesting. Among the desired functions, the core ones are the designation and the rangefinding capabilities. A diode pumped laser source at 1μm with a switchable OPO stage for wavelength conversion fully satisfies the designation and rangefinding tasks. Over the last years, CILAS has developed the key technologies for the improvement of the main system parameters with the imperative constraints to be International Traffic in Arm Regulations Free (ITAR Free). Particularly, this novel architecture avoids thermo electric cooler (TEC) generally used to stabilise the wavelength of the laser diode pump source within the entire operational thermal range.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 May 2011
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8039, Laser Technology for Defense and Security VII, 803913 (26 May 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.883816
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Bruno Crépy, CILAS Orléans (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8039:
Laser Technology for Defense and Security VII
Mark Dubinskii; Stephen G. Post, Editor(s)

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