A range-resolved doppler imaging sensor based on fiber lasers

Monica L. Minden, Alan Kost, Hans W. Bruesselbach, Stanislav Ionov, Joseph Paranto, Dean Liskow, Larry Humm

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Abstract

We have developed a unique eyesafe (1.5 μm) laser with a pseudorandom pulse output. The laser is based on a mode-locked pulse format; the pulse pattern repeats over a time consistent with the cavity round-trip period but appears random within that period. The pseudorandom pulse format occurs when we overdrive a passive mode-locking mirror in a long fiber laser. This laser is used for generating range-resolved Doppler images.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1080-1085
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics
Volume3
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1997
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • CW lasers
  • Erbium devices
  • Fiber Bragg gratings
  • Fiber lasers
  • Laser absorbers
  • Laser radars
  • Laser sensors
  • Mode locked lasers
  • Optical fiber devices
  • Optical fiber gratings
  • Optical pulse generation
  • Pulsed lasers
  • Quantum well devices
  • Random pulses

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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