Accession Number:

AD0848896

Title:

A Parametric Investigation of a 10.6 Micron Pulsed Laser Radar,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER WARMINSTER PA AERO-ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY DEPT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-12-04

Pagination or Media Count:

34.0

Abstract:

The report proposes a high resolution pulsed optical radar using the recently developed, high power, CO2-N2-He gas laser as the optical transmitter. This laser operates at 10.6 microns, a wavelength corresponding to one of the best atmospheric windows. In addition, the Co2-N2-He laser operates at high efficiencies never before achieved in the gas laser field. The theory and operating characteristics of this laser are described and compared with existing lasers to determine its advantages as an optical transmitter. Atmospheric attenuation and detection techniques at this wavelength are evaluated. Applicable radar range equations are applied. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Optical Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE