1 August 1991 Thermal lensing and frequency chirp in a heated CdTe modulator crystal and its effects on laser radar performance
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Proceedings Volume 1416, Laser Radar VI; (1991) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.43713
Event: Optics, Electro-Optics, and Laser Applications in Science and Engineering, 1991, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Abstract
The effects of optical and microwave heatings and thermally-induced birefringence in a CdTe modulator crystal on the performance of a linear FM CO2 laser radar are examined. This is conducted in terms of reductions in beam Strehl ratio and dynamic ranges of the Doppler shift and range for given optical and microwave powers. An analysis of the thermal lenses generated by these heatings is presented.
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Richard S. Eng, Richard S. Eng, Alan L. Kachelmyer, Alan L. Kachelmyer, Neville W. Harris, Neville W. Harris, } "Thermal lensing and frequency chirp in a heated CdTe modulator crystal and its effects on laser radar performance", Proc. SPIE 1416, Laser Radar VI, (1 August 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.43713; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.43713
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