Optimizing eye-safe micro-pulse lidar (laser-radar) performance through optical design and thermal stabilization

M. A. Rubio, J. A. Reagan

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Abstract

The causes of overlap and its trade-offs to achieve acceptable signal to noise ratios, method of overlap thermal stabilization, and maximizing lidar output laser energy while still adhering to eye-safety restrictions are discussed. An alternate design is proposed using the new tradeoffs. A new overlap function is simulated by using new system parameters that were determined by balancing between maximizing the signal to noise ratio (SNR) and minimizing the full overlap design.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)253-254
Number of pages2
JournalConference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting-LEOS
Volume1
StatePublished - Dec 1 1999
EventProceedings of the 1999 12th Annual Meeting IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society (LEOS'99) - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: Nov 8 1999Nov 11 1999

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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