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22 August 1980 CO2 Transversely Excited Atmospheric (TEA) Laser Rangefinder
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Proceedings Volume 0227, CO2 Laser Devices and Applications; (1980)
Event: 1980 Technical Symposium East, 1980, Washington, D.C., United States
The system described here uses a CO2-TEA-laser that operates at 2pps with a pulse peak power greater than 300KW. Independent optical trains are used with a transmitted beam divergence of 0.5 mrad and 5-inch diameter receiving optics. A high-speed HgCdTe photodiode with a responsivity of a D* = 1.34 x 10 'cm Hz 2/W is used in the straight detection mode for detecting the leading edge of the pulse return from the target. The unit has been field-tested and range data from many natural and man-made targets has been obtained.
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R. J. Matthys, H. W. Mocker, and G. R. Willenbring "CO2 Transversely Excited Atmospheric (TEA) Laser Rangefinder", Proc. SPIE 0227, CO2 Laser Devices and Applications, (22 August 1980);


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