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Title: Validating data analysis of broadband laser ranging

Abstract

Broadband laser ranging combines spectral interferometry and a dispersive Fourier transform to achieve high-repetition-rate measurements of the position of a moving surface. Telecommunications fiber is a convenient tool for generating the large linear dispersions required for a dispersive Fourier transform, but standard fiber also has higher-order dispersion that distorts the Fourier transform. Imperfections in the dispersive Fourier transform significantly complicate the ranging signal and must be dealt with to make high-precision measurements. Here, we describe in detail an analysis process for interpreting ranging data when standard telecommunications fiber is used to perform an imperfect dispersive Fourier transform. This analysis process is experimentally validated over a 27-cm scan of static positions, showing an accuracy of 50 μm and a root-mean-square precision of 4.7 μm.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [2];  [2];  [3];  [1];  [1]; ORCiD logo [1];  [1]
  1. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 7000 East Ave., Livermore, California 94550-9234, USA
  2. Nevada National Security Site, P.O. Box 98521, M/S NLV078, Las Vegas, Nevada 89193-8521, USA
  3. Special Technologies Laboratory, 5520 Ekwill St., Suite B, M/S STL-540, Santa Barbara, California 93111-2352, USA
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1467809
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1427887
Report Number(s):
LLNL-JRNL-740733
Journal ID: ISSN 0034-6748; 894738
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC52-07NA27344; NA0003624
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Review of Scientific Instruments
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 89; Journal Issue: 3; Journal ID: ISSN 0034-6748
Publisher:
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; laser ranging; laser amplifiers; chirping; photodetectors; telecommunications; oscilloscopes; interferometry; interferometers; calibration

Citation Formats

Rhodes, M., Catenacci, J., Howard, M., La Lone, B., Kostinski, N., Perry, D., Bennett, C., and Patterson, J. Validating data analysis of broadband laser ranging. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1063/1.5019569.
Rhodes, M., Catenacci, J., Howard, M., La Lone, B., Kostinski, N., Perry, D., Bennett, C., & Patterson, J. Validating data analysis of broadband laser ranging. United States. doi:10.1063/1.5019569.
Rhodes, M., Catenacci, J., Howard, M., La Lone, B., Kostinski, N., Perry, D., Bennett, C., and Patterson, J. Thu . "Validating data analysis of broadband laser ranging". United States. doi:10.1063/1.5019569. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1467809.
@article{osti_1467809,
title = {Validating data analysis of broadband laser ranging},
author = {Rhodes, M. and Catenacci, J. and Howard, M. and La Lone, B. and Kostinski, N. and Perry, D. and Bennett, C. and Patterson, J.},
abstractNote = {Broadband laser ranging combines spectral interferometry and a dispersive Fourier transform to achieve high-repetition-rate measurements of the position of a moving surface. Telecommunications fiber is a convenient tool for generating the large linear dispersions required for a dispersive Fourier transform, but standard fiber also has higher-order dispersion that distorts the Fourier transform. Imperfections in the dispersive Fourier transform significantly complicate the ranging signal and must be dealt with to make high-precision measurements. Here, we describe in detail an analysis process for interpreting ranging data when standard telecommunications fiber is used to perform an imperfect dispersive Fourier transform. This analysis process is experimentally validated over a 27-cm scan of static positions, showing an accuracy of 50 μm and a root-mean-square precision of 4.7 μm.},
doi = {10.1063/1.5019569},
journal = {Review of Scientific Instruments},
number = 3,
volume = 89,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {3}
}

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