OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters

| RAPID, SHORT PUBLICATIONS ON THE LATEST IN OPTICAL DISCOVERIES

  • Vol. 12, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 1987
  • pp: 239–241

Coherent laser radar at 1.06 μm using Nd:YAG lasers

Thomas J. Kane, W. J. Kozlovsky, Robert L. Byer, and Charles E. Byvik  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 12, Issue 4, pp. 239-241 (1987)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.12.000239


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (830 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

A coherent laser radar system operating at the 1.06-μm Nd:YAG laser wavelength has been built and operated. A laser-diode-pumped monolithic ring laser served as the master oscillator. A single flash-lamp-pumped zigzag slab amplified the oscillator output to a power of 2.3 kW. Single-mode optical fiber was used to collect and mix the return signal with the local-oscillator output. Signals from clouds at a range of 2.7 km and from atmospheric aerosols at a range of 600 m were detected.

© 1987 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: December 16, 1986
Published: April 1, 1987

Citation
Thomas J. Kane, Charles E. Byvik, W. J. Kozlovsky, and Robert L. Byer, "Coherent laser radar at 1.06 μm using Nd:YAG lasers," Opt. Lett. 12, 239-241 (1987)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-12-4-239


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

Figures

Fig. 1 Fig. 2 Fig. 3
 
Fig. 4
 

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited