Accession Number : ADA313074

Title :   Compact, Integrated Laser/Telescope/Detector for Remote Wind Sensing.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Mar-Sep 95,

Corporate Author : LIGHTWAVE ELECTRONICS CORP MOUNTAIN VIEW CA

Personal Author(s) : Kane, Thomas J.

PDF Url : ADA313074

Report Date : NOV 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : We have identified a military market for a low-energy laser radar. This market is very sensitive to cost, power and cooling requirements and ruggedness. We have developed a design proposal for a compact, rugged, and integrated laser radar transceiver which we think meets these requirements. This design is based on diode-pumped Thulium:YAG lasers. We have experimentally investigated the causes of dimensional creep in our laser structures, have found solutions, and have tested and implemented them in manufacturing. We have done about half the work necessary to finish a good computer model of the alignment sensitivity of the laser design we have proposed.

Descriptors :   *LASER PUMPING, *DIODE LASERS, FIBER OPTICS, YAG LASERS, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, LASER BEAMS, ALIGNMENT, HELICOPTERS, LOW ENERGY, REMOTE DETECTORS, MILITARY APPLICATIONS, RADAR RECEIVERS, WIND VELOCITY, RUGGEDIZED EQUIPMENT, RADAR TRANSMITTERS, TELESCOPES, CONTINUOUS WAVE LASERS.

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE