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Miniature laser direct-detection radar
Author(s): Madhu A. Acharekar; Robert LeBeau
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Paper Abstract

A miniature laser with a total volume less than 15 cu cm and weight less than 100 g has been designed, fabricated, and assembled. The laser uses a composite rod consisting of Nd:Cr:GSGG material rod cladded with an Er:Cr:YSGG tube. The laser provides output at 1 and 3 micron wavelengths. The size and weight reduction is obtained by chemical pumping which eliminates the prime power and the power supply. The laser is used as an illuminator in a direct detection radar.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1992
PDF: 18 pages
Proc. SPIE 1633, Laser Radar VII: Advanced Technology for Applications, (1 June 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.59210
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Madhu A. Acharekar, Schwartz Electro-Optics, Inc. (United States)
Robert LeBeau, Wright Lab (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1633:
Laser Radar VII: Advanced Technology for Applications
Richard J. Becherer, Editor(s)

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