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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 17 — Aug. 15, 2011
  • pp: 15760–15769

Demonstration of a slow-light laser radar

Aaron Schweinsberg, Zhimin Shi, Joseph E. Vornehm, and Robert W. Boyd  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 17, pp. 15760-15769 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.015760


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Abstract

We propose and demonstrate a proof-of-concept system for a coherently combined multi-aperture slow-light laser radar. By employing slow-light delay elements in short-pulse-emitting systems to ensure synchronized pulse arrival at the target, we show that it is possible to simultaneously achieve high resolution in the transverse and the lateral dimensions with a wide steering angle.

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OCIS Codes
(280.3640) Remote sensing and sensors : Lidar
(140.3298) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam combining

ToC Category:
Remote Sensing

History
Original Manuscript: June 13, 2011
Revised Manuscript: July 6, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: July 6, 2011
Published: August 2, 2011

Citation
Aaron Schweinsberg, Zhimin Shi, Joseph E. Vornehm, and Robert W. Boyd, "Demonstration of a slow-light laser radar," Opt. Express 19, 15760-15769 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-17-15760


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