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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 3 — Feb. 11, 2013
  • pp: 3850–3860

Dynamic optical sampling by cavity tuning and its application in lidar

Lin Yang, Jinsong Nie, and Lingze Duan  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 3, pp. 3850-3860 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.003850


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Abstract

Optical sampling by cavity tuning (OSCAT) enables cost-effective realization of fast tunable optical delay using a single femtosecond laser. We report here a dynamic model of OSCAT, taking into account the continuous modulation of laser repetition rates. This allows us to evaluate the delay scan depth under high interferometer imbalance and high scan rates, which cannot be described by the previous static model. We also report the demonstration of remote motion tracking based on fast OSCAT. Target vibration as small as 15 µm peak to peak and as fast as 50 Hz along line-of-sight has been successfully detected at an equivalent free-space distance of more than 2 km.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4080) Fiber optics and optical communications : Modulation
(070.4550) Fourier optics and signal processing : Correlators
(120.3930) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrological instrumentation
(280.3640) Remote sensing and sensors : Lidar
(300.6500) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, time-resolved
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Remote Sensing

History
Original Manuscript: November 30, 2012
Revised Manuscript: January 30, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: January 31, 2013
Published: February 7, 2013

Citation
Lin Yang, Jinsong Nie, and Lingze Duan, "Dynamic optical sampling by cavity tuning and its application in lidar," Opt. Express 21, 3850-3860 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-3-3850


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