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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 18 — Jun. 20, 1997
  • pp: 4278–4284

Design of a lidar receiver with fiber-optic output

James R. Jenness, Jr., Daniel B. Lysak, Jr., and C. Russell Philbrick  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 36, Issue 18, pp. 4278-4284 (1997)

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Design considerations for a coaxial lidar receiver are examined, including details of coupling to an optical fiber for transfer of return light to a remote detector box. Attention is concentrated on the influence of fiber position on return-light capture efficiency and dynamic range of the return signal. The effect of a central obstruction on short-range signals is included. The analysis is augmented with simulations of lidar receiver performance.

© 1997 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: July 29, 1996
Revised Manuscript: December 2, 1996
Published: June 20, 1997

James R. Jenness, Daniel B. Lysak, and C. Russell Philbrick, "Design of a lidar receiver with fiber-optic output," Appl. Opt. 36, 4278-4284 (1997)

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