Analytical model of doppler spectra of coherent light backscattered from rotating cones and cylinders

Isaac Bankman

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Abstract

The interaction between a rotating object and laser beams has been studied in the field of laser Doppler velocimetry, where two incident laser beams are focused on one small spot of the rotating surface and interferometry is used. In the case of a single incident laser beam illuminating a relatively large area of the rotating surface, both the Doppler broadening and the reflected-power level are dictated by points distributed over a wide curved area at varying angles of incidence. An analytical model of spectra in backscatter from cones and cylinders rotating around their axes is presented. This analytical solution may contribute to laser Doppler velocimetry as well as ladar applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)465-476
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America A: Optics and Image Science, and Vision
Volume17
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

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