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  • Vol. 25, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 1986
  • pp: 3927–3938

Measured signal amplitude distributions for a coherent FM-cw CO2 laser radar

Dietmar Letalick, Ingmar Renhorn, and Ove Steinvall  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 25, Issue 21, pp. 3927-3938 (1986)

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Measurements of signal amplitude distributions with a FM-cw CO2 laser radar have various targets in both imaging and staring modes. Data show good agreement with theoretical distributions. From the measurements conclusions are drawn about the atmospheric- as well as target-induced effects. Beam wandering effects are shown to be of importance in the staring mode.

© 1986 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: February 15, 1986
Published: November 1, 1986

Dietmar Letalick, Ingmar Renhorn, and Ove Steinvall, "Measured signal amplitude distributions for a coherent FM-cw CO2 laser radar," Appl. Opt. 25, 3927-3938 (1986)

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