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CO2 dial transmitter/receiver noise characterization and related correlated noise issues
Author(s): Bradly J. Cooke; Mark J. Schmitt; Roy M. Goeller; Stephen J. Czuchlewski; Kenneth R. Fuller; Nicholas L. Olivas; Bryan E. Laubscher; Robert K. Sander
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Paper Abstract

Our approach concerning the development of hard target return CO2 DIAL transmitter/receiver systems is two phased: (1) through analysis and experiment, develop a fundamental understanding of the transmitter/receiver physics specific to DIAL systems and (2) apply these fundamentals in the development of optimal performance DIAL transmitter/receiver systems. We present our progress and results towards these objectives with the following topics addressed: a general overview of the DIAL transmitter/receiver system characterization effort with a focus on transceiver noise processes. The effects of correlated noise on DIAL performance, especially those effecting statistical convergence over long sample structures, is introduced. And, preliminary measurements of a low-noise, `white' receiver prototype are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 March 1996
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 2702, Gas and Chemical Lasers, (29 March 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.236865
Show Author Affiliations
Bradly J. Cooke, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Mark J. Schmitt, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Roy M. Goeller, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Stephen J. Czuchlewski, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Kenneth R. Fuller, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Nicholas L. Olivas, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Bryan E. Laubscher, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Robert K. Sander, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2702:
Gas and Chemical Lasers
Robert C. Sze, Editor(s)

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