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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 5 — Feb. 28, 2011
  • pp: 4002–4008

Active compensation of large dispersion of femtosecond pulses for precision laser ranging

Sang-Hyun Lee, Joohyung Lee, Young-Jin Kim, Keunwoo Lee, and Seung-Woo Kim  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 5, pp. 4002-4008 (2011)

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We describe an active way of compensation for large dispersion induced in the femtosecond light pulses travelling in air for laser ranging. The pulse duration is consistently regulated at 250 fs by dispersion control, allowing sub-micrometer resolution in measuring long distances by means of time-of-flight measurement. This method could facilitate more reliable applications of femtosecond pulses for satellite laser ranging, laser altimetry and active LIDAR applications.

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OCIS Codes
(010.3640) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Lidar
(120.3930) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrological instrumentation
(280.3400) Remote sensing and sensors : Laser range finder
(230.2035) Optical devices : Dispersion compensation devices

ToC Category:
Remote Sensing

Original Manuscript: December 20, 2010
Revised Manuscript: February 10, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: February 11, 2011
Published: February 15, 2011

Sang-Hyun Lee, Joohyung Lee, Young-Jin Kim, Keunwoo Lee, and Seung-Woo Kim, "Active compensation of large dispersion of femtosecond pulses for precision laser ranging," Opt. Express 19, 4002-4008 (2011)

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