13 May 1998 Laser-diode array collimation for scene illumination purposes
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During the last five years, INO has conducted a program to develop high performance diode laser illuminator for ATV (active TV) system. Illuminator made using INO proprietary collimating method, which uses GRIN (mu) -lenses for the fast axis and plano-convex (mu) -lenses for the slow axis, were found to provide uniform and tightly collimated beam, diffraction-limited for the fast axis. Such collimated laser diode arrays were proven to efficiently illuminate non- cooperative scene at 1 km with only 6 W of average power.
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Andre Parent, Andre Parent, Kevin J. Snell, Kevin J. Snell, Ghislain Lafrance, Ghislain Lafrance, P. Grenier, P. Grenier, Simon Thibault, Simon Thibault, Pierre Galarneau, Pierre Galarneau, } "Laser-diode array collimation for scene illumination purposes", Proc. SPIE 3267, Laser Resonators, (13 May 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.308128; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.308128
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