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Pulse Code Modulation Of CO[sub]2[/sub] Transversely Excited Atmospheric (TEA) Laser Rangefinder
Author(s): Neal' T. Nomiyama; Rudolph G. Buser; Robert S. Rohde
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Paper Abstract

The CO, TEA Laser Rangefinder can be utilized for both ranging and information transfer by modulating the tail of the CO2 TEA laser pulse. This multifunctional capability for the CO, laser rangefinder is achieved by pulse code modulation with an electro-optic modulator. A CdTe crystal Pockels Cell used in a double-pass configiration has produced a train of optical pulses 100 nanoseconds wide at 5 MHz repetition rate.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 August 1980
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0227, CO2 Laser Devices and Applications, (22 August 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.958752
Show Author Affiliations
Neal' T. Nomiyama, Science Applications, Inc. (United States)
Rudolph G. Buser, U.S. Army Night Vision and Electro-Optics Laboratory (United States)
Robert S. Rohde, U.S. Army Night Vision and Electro-Optics Laboratory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0227:
CO2 Laser Devices and Applications
Thomas S. Hartwick, Editor(s)

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