16 June 1983 CO2 Laser Rangefinders
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Proceedings Volume 0369, Max Born Centenary Conf; (1983) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.934386
Event: The Max Born Centenary Conference, 1982, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Abstract
The current state of the art and immediate future of CO2 rangers is seen in the context of Nd:YAG laser history : first generation - establishing the technology/separate apertures, second generation - development and applications/the transceiver configuration, third generation - integration, maturity and production. A CO2 ranger product range and outline parameters are indicated and the technology summarised. Advantages and disadvantages, current and projected, and the rangefinding performances are compared with the Nd:YAG baseline. Likely applications are indicated, stand-alone and integrated, and requirements and methods of optical integration are shown in principle.
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N. G. Shepherd, "CO2 Laser Rangefinders", Proc. SPIE 0369, Max Born Centenary Conf, (16 June 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.934386; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.934386
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