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A Practical DF Laser For Ranging Applications
Author(s): A J Beaulieu; J A Nilson; K O Tan
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Paper Abstract

The development of a safe and easy-to-use DF laser for ranging applications is described in detail. The waveband of operation around 3.8 μm is optimum for atmospheric transmission in most weather conditions. The high peak powers in excess of 2 MW with a pulse length of less than 100 nsec, coupled with a beam divergence of approximately twice the diffraction limit make this an efficient source for long range applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 October 1986
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0663, Laser Radar Technology and Applications I, (6 October 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.938649
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A J Beaulieu, Defence Research Establishment Valcartier (Canada)
J A Nilson, Lumonics Inc (Canada)
K O Tan, Lumonics Inc (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0663:
Laser Radar Technology and Applications I
James M. Cruickshank; Robert C. Harney, Editor(s)

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