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Novel high-energy short-pulse laser diode source for 3D lidar systems
Author(s): C. Canal; A. Laugustin; A. Kohl; O. Rabot
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Paper Abstract

Recent research efforts on detector arrays in the near-infrared (NIR) and the short-wave infrared (SWIR) wavelength range have led to compact and robust 3D flash lidar architectures [1]. This technique can provide real-time 3D mapping of an area in various weather conditions for surveillance, but also for detection of moving objects in guidance of unmanned vehicles. Today main size limitation for compact, portable systems is the pulsed laser source. An alternative to solid-state or fiber lasers could be laser diodes since they have a better efficiency and their beam profile is compatible with active imaging by flash illumination. This paper will present recent advances in mJ class pulsed laser diodes made by Quantel Laser, France. Experimental results will be described both in NIR and in SWIR bands.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 October 2018
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 10796, Electro-Optical Remote Sensing XII, 1079605 (9 October 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2501860
Show Author Affiliations
C. Canal, Quantel Laser (France)
A. Laugustin, Quantel Laser (France)
A. Kohl, Quantel Laser (France)
O. Rabot, Quantel Laser (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10796:
Electro-Optical Remote Sensing XII
Gary Kamerman; Ove Steinvall, Editor(s)

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