Optical design analyses of an eye-safe micro-pulsed lidar (laser-radar) design

M. A. Rubio, J. A. Reagan

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In new lidar designs where unattended automation is desired, eye-safety requirements ultimately constrain the field of view (FOV) to very small values. This is due to the fact that output energy per pulse is set low to stay within the American National Standards Institute maximum permissible exposure eye-safety levels. The FOV of the receiver of the micro-pulsed lidar (MPL) is also set small to reject background noise and achieve acceptable signal to noise ratios. Using such a very small FOV, the bi-axial lidar design will typically have a full overlap distance of 10 km or greater for reasonable system parameters. To reduce the overlap, a co-axial MPL system has been designed, employing a single telescope as the transmitter and receiver.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)271-272
Number of pages2
JournalConference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting-LEOS
StatePublished - 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 11th Annual Meeting IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, LEOS. Part 2 (of 2) - Orlando, FL, USA
Duration: Dec 1 1998Dec 4 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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