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Acousto-Optic Deflection Applied to A Laser Tracker
Author(s): C. R. Pond; L. L. Slack
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Paper Abstract

An airborne laser tracker was designed around a two-level beam deflection system. An xy acoustooptic beam deflector provides high angular rate control of the l-mrad divergeBce helium-neon laser beam over a 0.8 degree square field of view. Wide angle pointing (20 azimuth and 50 elevation) is accomplished with a 2-axis mirror beam deflector. The out-going and return beams are coaxial. The angular accuracy is <.5 milliradian. The track-loop angular velocity is greater than one radian/second.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 October 1980
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0247, Advances in Laser Engineering and Applications, (31 October 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.959398
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C. R. Pond, Boeing Aerospace Company (United States)
L. L. Slack, Boeing Aerospace Company (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0247:
Advances in Laser Engineering and Applications
Malcolm L. Stitch, Editor(s)

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