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Optical design of hollow cube-corner retroreflector for space
Author(s): Atsushi Minato; Nobuo Sugimoto
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Paper Abstract

We discuss the design of next generation hollow satellite retroreflectors for satellite laser ranging and atmospheric measurements. We also review a method for controlling the beam pattern of the reflection using curved mirrors in the retroreflector, and this method is applied to the design of both single-element and four-element satellite retroreflectors. The concept of the acute angle retroreflector and possible applications to a satellite retroreflector are also discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 December 1997
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3218, Laser Radar Ranging and Atmospheric Lidar Techniques, (22 December 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.295642
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Atsushi Minato, Ibaraki Univ. (Japan)
Nobuo Sugimoto, National Institute for Environmental Studies (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3218:
Laser Radar Ranging and Atmospheric Lidar Techniques
Ulrich Schreiber; Christian Werner, Editor(s)

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