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Imaging CO2 Laser Radar With Chirp Pulse Compression
Author(s): Jean Louis Meyzonnette; Bertrand Remy; Georges Saccomani
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the design of a coherent imaging CO2 laser radar, based upon the use of a continuous wave, single mode CO2 laser and the "chirp" pulse compression technique. This experimental breadboard generates three independent images of a given scene, respectively representative of the range, radial velocity and reflectance (at 10,6 μ) for each of its resolution spots. It has been tested outside and some typical images are pre-sented here, demonstrating the high Doppler sensitivity and range accuracy of pulse com-pression techniques applied to coherent CO2 laser systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 September 1987
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 0783, Laser Radar II, (24 September 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.940593
Show Author Affiliations
Jean Louis Meyzonnette, Thomson-CSF (France)
Bertrand Remy, Thomson-CSF (France)
Georges Saccomani, Thomson-CSF (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0783:
Laser Radar II
Richard J. Becherer; Robert C. Harney, Editor(s)

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