Accession Number:

ADA558457

Title:

Semiconducter Optical Amplifier as a Phase Modulator for Coherent Laser Radar (Preprint)

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SENSORS DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2012-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

We investigate the use of a saturated semiconductor optical amplifier as a phase modulator for long range laser radar applications. The nature of the phase and amplitude modulation resulting from saturating in amplifier with a high peak power Gaussian pulse, and the impact this has on the ideal pulse response of a laser radar system is explored. We also present results of a proof-of-concept laboratory demonstration using phase modulated pulses to interrogate both a vibrating and a translating target.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE