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CO2 Laser Rangefinders
Author(s): N. G. Shepherd
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Paper Abstract

The current state of the art and immediate future of CO2 rangers is seen in the context of Nd:YAG laser history : first generation - establishing the technology/separate apertures, second generation - development and applications/the transceiver configuration, third generation - integration, maturity and production. A CO2 ranger product range and outline parameters are indicated and the technology summarised. Advantages and disadvantages, current and projected, and the rangefinding performances are compared with the Nd:YAG baseline. Likely applications are indicated, stand-alone and integrated, and requirements and methods of optical integration are shown in principle.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 June 1983
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 0369, Max Born Centenary Conf, (16 June 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.934386
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N. G. Shepherd, Ferranti plc (Scotland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0369:
Max Born Centenary Conf
M. John Colles; D. William Swift, Editor(s)

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