US 11,658,451 B2
Systems and methods for control of waveform-agile laser transmitter
Robert D. Stultz, El Segundo, CA (US); Derek Hendry, El Segundo, CA (US); and Eran Marcus, El Segundo, CA (US)
Assigned to RAYTHEON COMPANY, Waltham, MA (US)
Filed by Raytheon Company, Waltham, MA (US)
Filed on Jul. 14, 2020, as Appl. No. 16/928,512.
Prior Publication US 2022/0021174 A1, Jan. 20, 2022
Int. Cl. H01S 3/067 (2006.01); G01S 7/484 (2006.01); H04B 10/50 (2013.01); G01S 17/10 (2020.01)
CPC H01S 3/06754 (2013.01) [G01S 7/484 (2013.01); G01S 17/10 (2013.01); H04B 10/504 (2013.01)] 18 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A laser transmitter comprising:
a waveform controller arranged to generate a waveform script, wherein the waveform script includes at least one of a pulse repetition frequency setting, a pulse duration setting, and a pulse amplitude pre-warp setting and wherein the waveform controller adjusts at least one setting of the waveform script to implement waveform dithering;
an optical waveform generator arranged to: i) receive the waveform script, ii) generate pre-warped signal pulses based on the waveform script to compensate for gain distortion effects of a laser power amplifier, and iii) output the pre-warped signal pulses;
the laser power amplifier arranged to: i) receive the pre-warped signal pulses, ii) receive a continuous wave signal, and iii) output amplified signal pulses that maintain a substantially constant drive intensity at the input of a non-linear wavelength converter; and
the non-linear wavelength converter arranged to receive the amplified signal pulses and emit wavelength-converted pulses.