1 June 1992 Coherent mode-locked 1.06-micron ladar transmitter
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A coherent pulse-burst 1.06 (mu) ladar transmitter is described. The output consists of a 1.6 J, 800 microsecond(s) burst of 550 ps pulses occurring at a 50 MHz repetition rate. The burst repetition rate is 10 Hz. The optical frequency stability before coherent processing at the receiver is +/- 100 kHz. The transmitter consists of a CW-pumped mode-locked Nd:YAG oscillator followed by a pulsed double-pass amplifier, and is used as part of a calibrated range-Doppler imaging target signature measurement system
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Thomas J. Papetti, Thomas J. Papetti, C. H. Pyles, C. H. Pyles, Ronnie C. McMillan, Ronnie C. McMillan, } "Coherent mode-locked 1.06-micron ladar transmitter", Proc. SPIE 1633, Laser Radar VII: Advanced Technology for Applications, (1 June 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.59199; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.59199
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