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Surface-emitting, distributed-feedback laser as a source for laser radar
Author(s): Prasad R. Akkapeddi; Steven H. Macomber
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Paper Abstract

The requirements for a diode source for a laser radar system are presented. It is shown how microcollimation of incoherent diode laser arrays can produce a usable beam divergence. A unique diode source under development and the associated technologies required for a compact, efficient, reliable and low divergence source are described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1991
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1416, Laser Radar VI, (1 August 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.43710
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Prasad R. Akkapeddi, Hughes Danbury Optical Systems, Inc. (United States)
Steven H. Macomber, Hughes Danbury Optical Systems, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1416:
Laser Radar VI
Richard J. Becherer, Editor(s)

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