An Optical Preamplifier for Detection of CO2 Laser Radiation.
Final rept. Mar-Sep 87,
CENTER FOR NIGHT VISION AND ELECTRO-OPTICS FORT BELVOIR VA
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A turnable, low pressure CO2 transverse discharge system is described in order to test an optical preamplifier that can provide gain to incoming laser radiation in the 9-11 micrometer range without adding detectable noise. Especially high gains were observed on strong laser lines such as 10P20, suggesting the potential use of the preamplifier in certain applications including long-distance rangefinding.
- Infrared Detection and Detectors
- Target Direction, Range and Position Finding
- Lasers and Masers
- Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy