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Coherent Laser Radar
Author(s): Robert H. Kingston; Leo J. Sullivan
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Paper Abstract

Coherent laser radar, operating at 10.6 um wavelength, utilizes a CO2 laser oscilla tor and amplifier as well as an infrared isolator, mechanical duplexer, and a heterodyne mercury-cadmium-telluride detector. Although limited to clear weather conditions, the high Doppler sensitivity, 2 kHz/cm/sec, and narrow beamwidth, 10 microradians, result in extremely precise velocity and angle measurements. An operating system is described with application to lleasurements on the retroreflector-equipped satellite, GEOS-C.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 November 1975
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0069, Optical Design Problems in Laser Systems, (24 November 1975); doi: 10.1117/12.954541
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Robert H. Kingston, M.I.T. Lincoln Laboratory (United States)
Leo J. Sullivan, M.I.T. Lincoln Laboratory (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0069:
Optical Design Problems in Laser Systems
Walter R. Sooy, Editor(s)

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