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Phase Front And Signal To Noise Measurements In A Coherent CO[sub]2[/sub] Laser Radar System
Author(s): Dietmar Letalick; Ingmar Renhorn
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Paper Abstract

In optical heterodyne detection the alignment of the local oscillator beam and the signal beam is of vital importance. A method for measuring signal-to-noise ratio in a heterodyne system using a blackbody radiation source is presented. Also, a method for measuring phase front differences between signal beam and local oscillator is described.

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Date Published: 12 December 1989
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1181, 5th Conf on Coherent Laser Radar: Technology and Applications, (12 December 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.963769
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Dietmar Letalick, Swedish Defence Research Establishment (FOA) (Sweden)
Ingmar Renhorn, Swedish Defence Research Establishment (FOA) (Sweden)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1181:
5th Conf on Coherent Laser Radar: Technology and Applications

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