Accession Number:

ADA190790

Title:

An Optical Preamplifier for Detection of CO2 Laser Radiation.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Mar-Sep 87,

Corporate Author:

CENTER FOR NIGHT VISION AND ELECTRO-OPTICS FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Infrared Detection and Detectors
  • Target Direction, Range and Position Finding
  • Lasers and Masers
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE