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Eyesafe Raman lasers developed in West Germany
Author(s): James F. Ruger
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Paper Abstract

The eye hazard problem of pulsed lasers being used in fire control systems causes considerable safety concern during training exercises. For this reason the eye safe requirement was placed on all of the new laser systems being developed for the West German armed forces. The Rainan shifted Nd:YAG laser and the Erbium laser both operating at 1. 54 tm become the competitive technologies for many requirements. After extensive competitive trials at the proving grounds the system using the Raman technique was awarded the production contract. This paper describes the attributes of the Raman shift technology for laser range finders (LRF) and results obtained. SPIE Vol. 1207 Laser Safety Eyesafe Laser Systems and Laser Eye Protection (1990) / 155

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Date Published: 1 July 1990
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1207, Laser Safety, Eyesafe Laser Systems, and Laser Eye Protection, (1 July 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.17859
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James F. Ruger, Eltro GmbH (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1207:
Laser Safety, Eyesafe Laser Systems, and Laser Eye Protection
Penelope K. Bryan; David H. Sliney, Editor(s)

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