Optimization of LDV geometry

A. J. Smits, A. E. Perry

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An optimal geometrical design procedure for a LDV system is derived.Its geometry is defined by the Gaussian f number of the lens F and the half-angle between the two beams θ.Parameters such as measurement volume size, the total broadening of the Doppler signal, the frequency limit of the processor, and some aspects of the signal strength are expressed in terms of these two variables.These parameters are then plotted as functions of F and θ on a single design chart.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1097-1100
Number of pages4
JournalApplied Optics
Issue number7
StatePublished - Apr 1979

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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