Laser altimeters using pulse code modulated fiber lasers and photon counting detectors appear to have attractive features for future airborne and space-based altimeter missions. We report initial performance calculations and laboratory measurements using this technique.
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J. Abshire, X. Sun, and M. A. Krainak, "Laser Altimetry Using Pseudo-Noise Code Modulated Fiber Lasers and Photon Counting Detectors," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper JThI4.
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