21 May 2015 Experimental evaluation of single-aperture range finder
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Single aperture range finders with eye safe lasers due to their smaller size and simplified design have a strong potential for wide implementation in military and commercial systems. In this paper we present the results of experimental evaluation of a single aperture laser range finder. The new design operates at eye safe wavelength range around 1535 nm and uses passively Q switched laser for illumination. The optical circulator is used to separate the detection and illumination channels. The measurements of the power budget and ranging performance evaluation for the new design are discussed.
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K. McCormick, K. McCormick, D. Starodubov, D. Starodubov, L. Volfson, L. Volfson, "Experimental evaluation of single-aperture range finder", Proc. SPIE 9461, Radar Sensor Technology XIX; and Active and Passive Signatures VI, 946120 (21 May 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2177844; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2177844


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