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Control And Guidance Using An Acousto-Optic System
Author(s): M. Higgins; G. Titmuss; R. Martyn
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Paper Abstract

The guidance of remote bodies is increasing in importance. The use of wire, or similar, links has obvious drawbacks and radio frequency systems are prone to interference. The laser generates a low divergence beam, which may have a high power density, that may be transmitted into a pattern that can provide information to the guided body. Several systems exist which achieve this but most require a second synchronisation source. The scanned pattern described is self synchronising but is such that it can not easily be generated using a mechanical system. The scanner is a solid state acousto-optic system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 November 1984
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0498, Laser Scanning and Recording, (27 November 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.944531
Show Author Affiliations
M. Higgins, Laser Systems Dept. of British Aerospace (UK)
G. Titmuss, Laser Systems Dept. of British Aerospace (UK)
R. Martyn, Laser Systems Dept. of British Aerospace (UK)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0498:
Laser Scanning and Recording
Leo Beiser, Editor(s)

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