A simplified optical homodyne detection scheme for FM chirped lidar is proposed where dechirping is performed within the photodetector. The concept is validated by experiment and a comparison between coherent and direct detection is presented.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2920) Fiber optics and optical communications : Homodyning
(280.0280) Remote sensing and sensors : Remote sensing and sensors
(280.3640) Remote sensing and sensors : Lidar
P. Adany, R. Hui, and C. Allen, " Simplified Coherent Detection Scheme for FM Chirped Laser Radar," in Optical Amplifiers and Their Applications/Coherent Optical Technologies and Applications, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper CFB6.
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