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Implementation of two telemeter designs for high accuracy laser ranging of kilometer scale distances in space
Author(s): C. Courde; D. H. Phung; A. Brillet; M. Lintz

Paper Abstract

We present two different laser ranging systems under development, both based on the use of a high frequency modulated beam. The first range meter makes no use of interferometry: only the phase of the return beam is detected, in a way that rejects cyclic errors due to optical and electronic crosstalk. An Allan deviation slightly better than 10nm has been obtained with this simple system. The other range meter should provide better resolution, at the expense of a somewhat more sophisticated procedure, as it involves both time-of-flight and interferometry measurements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 November 2017
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 10565, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2010, 105652Q (20 November 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2309170
Show Author Affiliations
C. Courde, Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur (France)
D. H. Phung, Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur (France)
A. Brillet, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur (France)
M. Lintz, Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10565:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2010
Errico Armandillo; Bruno Cugny; Nikos Karafolas, Editor(s)

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