Auto Ranging Optical Sensor Suitable for High-Energy Laser Measurements
AffiliationFairchild Space Company
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AbstractThis paper presents the design and performance of an auto ranging optical sensor (AROS) built for space applications and capable of measuring pulsed optical energy over a wide range of pulse widths, energy levels and wavelengths. The AROS measures energy densities over seven orders of magnitude to a maximum of 0.2 J/cm² and can withstand 1 J/cm² without damage. In addition to its intended use as a laser sensor in multi-sensor arrays on target satellites, the AROS is well suited for laboratory use in the measurement and profiling of high-power laser beams.
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