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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 50, Iss. 26 — Sep. 10, 2011
  • pp: 5200–5212

Pointing efficiency in Gaussian beam coherent ladar

Scott Shald and Philip Gatt  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 50, Issue 26, pp. 5200-5212 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.50.005200


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Abstract

Random pointing errors in coherent ladar tend to cause a reduction in measured signal power due to misalignment among the transmitter, receiver, and (hard) target. A simple model for the size of this impact, in terms of the size of the pointing error, would be useful in the design and evaluation of coherent ladar systems. To be most applicable to monostatic systems, the model should also include correlation between transmitter and receiver pointing errors. We derive an analytic expression for the reduction in average signal power, which we call pointing efficiency, based on Gaussian beam coherent ladar with Gaussian pointing errors that includes arbitrary correlation between transmitter and receiver pointing errors.

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OCIS Codes
(000.5490) General : Probability theory, stochastic processes, and statistics
(030.1670) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherent optical effects
(030.6600) Coherence and statistical optics : Statistical optics
(280.3640) Remote sensing and sensors : Lidar

ToC Category:
Coherence and Statistical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 15, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: June 17, 2011
Published: September 9, 2011

Citation
Scott Shald and Philip Gatt, "Pointing efficiency in Gaussian beam coherent ladar," Appl. Opt. 50, 5200-5212 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-50-26-5200

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