Accession Number : ADA190790
Title : An Optical Preamplifier for Detection of CO2 Laser Radiation.
Descriptive Note : Final rept. Mar-Sep 87,
Corporate Author : CENTER FOR NIGHT VISION AND ELECTRO-OPTICS FORT BELVOIR VA
Personal Author(s) : Fox, Jay A ; Gautier, Cynthia R
PDF Url : ADA190790
Report Date : Jan 1988
Pagination or Media Count : 26
Abstract : A turnable, low pressure CO2 transverse discharge system is described in order to test an optical preamplifier that can provide gain to incoming laser radiation in the 9-11 micrometer range without adding detectable noise. Especially high gains were observed on strong laser lines such as 10P20, suggesting the potential use of the preamplifier in certain applications including long-distance rangefinding.
Descriptors : *LASER BEAMS, *LINE SPECTRA, *PREAMPLIFIERS, *RANGE FINDING, DETECTION, LONG RANGE(DISTANCE), OPTICAL PROPERTIES
Subject Categories : Infrared Detection and Detectors
Target Direction, Range and Position Finding
Lasers and Masers
Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE