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Speckle Effects on Coherent Laser Radar Detection Efficiency
Author(s): J. Carl Leader
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Paper Abstract

Equations for laser radar heterodyne efficiency are derived assuming the heterodyne detection is degraded by phase-front distortions produced by target speckle and atmospheric turbulence. These equations are numerically evaluated for representative target detection scenarios to illustrate the effects of laser speckle on coherent laser radar detection.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 November 1985
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0556, Intl Conf on Speckle, (25 November 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.949538
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J. Carl Leader, McDonnell Douglas Research Laboratories (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0556:
Intl Conf on Speckle
Henri H. Arsenault, Editor(s)

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