4 August 2004 Characterization of quantum well laser diodes for application within the AMRDEC HWIL facilities
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The U.S. Army's Research, Development, and Engineering Command's (RDECOM) Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center (AMRDEC) provides Hardware-in-the-Loop (HWIL) test support to numerous tactical and theatre missile programs. Critical to the successful execution of these tests is the state-of-the-art technologies employed in the visible and infrared scene projector systems. This paper describes the results of characterizations tests performed on new mid-wave infrared (MWIR) quantum well laser diodes recently provided to AMRDEC by the Naval Research Labs and Sarnoff Industries. These lasers provide a +10X imrovement in MWIR output over the previous technology of lead-salt laser diodes. Performance data on output power, linearity, and solid-angle coverage are presented. A discussion of the laser packages is also provided.
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Daniel A. Saylor, Daniel A. Saylor, Matt Bender, Matt Bender, Thomas M. Cantey, Thomas M. Cantey, D. Brett Beasley, D. Brett Beasley, Jim A. Buford, Jim A. Buford, } "Characterization of quantum well laser diodes for application within the AMRDEC HWIL facilities", Proc. SPIE 5408, Technologies for Synthetic Environments: Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing IX, (4 August 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.543675; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.543675
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