Accession Number : AD0709596

Title :   EXPERIMENTAL METHODS FOR THE OBSERVATION OF OPTICAL HETERODYNE DETECTION.

Descriptive Note : Research and development technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES LAB WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE N MEX

Personal Author(s) : McMartin,William ; Mauro,Robert

Report Date : JUL 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : A theoretical development along with experimental results are presented which demonstrate that in optical heterodyne work beam parallelism must be maintained to an accuracy exceeding (theta approximately equal to lambda over D) while beam detector orientation is relatively unimportant. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OPTICAL EQUIPMENT, ALIGNMENT), (*LIGHT PULSES, DEMODULATION), DETECTORS, ACOUSTICS, OPTICAL ANALYSIS, ACCURACY, SPECIFICATIONS, EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN, RAMAN SPECTROSCOPY, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Optical Detection and Detectors
      Infrared Detection and Detectors
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE