Heterodyne laser tracking at high Doppler rates

  title={Heterodyne laser tracking at high Doppler rates},
  author={Ronald W. Hellings and Giacomo Giampieri and Lute Maleki and Massimo Tinto and Karsten Danzmann and James Hough and ’ DavidRobertson},
A design is described for a transmitter/receiver system that may be used in a spaceborne laser heterodyne tracking system to produce a high-precision interferometer. We present a two-color laser scheme that enables accurate phase measurement even in the presence of a large Doppler offset between the incoming and outgoing signals. The beat note between the… CONTINUE READING