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Title: Optical distance measurement device and method thereof

Abstract

A system and method of efficiently obtaining distance measurements of a target. A modulated optical beam may be used to determine the distance to the target. A first beam splitter may be used to split the optical beam and a second beam splitter may be used to recombine a reference beam with a return ranging beam. An optical mixing detector may be used in a receiver to efficiently detect distance measurement information.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Patterson, CA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
921795
Patent Number(s):
6,570,646
Application Number:
09/801,144
Assignee:
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA) OAK
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Bowers, Mark W. Optical distance measurement device and method thereof. United States: N. p., 2003. Web.
Bowers, Mark W. Optical distance measurement device and method thereof. United States.
Bowers, Mark W. Tue . "Optical distance measurement device and method thereof". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/921795.
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abstractNote = {A system and method of efficiently obtaining distance measurements of a target. A modulated optical beam may be used to determine the distance to the target. A first beam splitter may be used to split the optical beam and a second beam splitter may be used to recombine a reference beam with a return ranging beam. An optical mixing detector may be used in a receiver to efficiently detect distance measurement information.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2003},
month = {5}
}

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