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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 6, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 1967
  • pp: 1725–1727

Analysis of a Programmed Multipulse Laser Range Measurement System

T. S. Morrison and S. Ackerman  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 6, Issue 10, pp. 1725-1727 (1967)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.6.001725


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Abstract

The energy detection of multipulse returns from an optically rough target is considered. A Q-switched laser generates a number of precisely timed giant pulses during a single pumping period. The multipulse signal photoelectron statistics are shown to be negative binomial. The statistical detection performance of single and multipulse systems are compared over a wide range of noise levels. The multipulse range-finder has a power advantage of from 15 dB to over 28 dB under the conditions considered.

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History
Original Manuscript: April 6, 1967
Published: October 1, 1967

Citation
T. S. Morrison and S. Ackerman, "Analysis of a Programmed Multipulse Laser Range Measurement System," Appl. Opt. 6, 1725-1727 (1967)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-6-10-1725


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References

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