Koga, N., N.Sugimoto, K. Ozawa, Y.Saito, A. Nomura, A. Minato, T. Aoki, T. Itabe, H. Kunimori (1997), "Laser Long-Path Absorption Experiment Using the Retroreflector in Space(RIS) on the ADEOS Satellite," SPIE, vol. 3218, pp. 2-9.

Ozawa, K., N. Koga, N. Sugimoto, T. Aoki, T. Itabe, and H. Kunimori, A. Minato, Y. Kubota, Y. Saito, A. Nomura (1997), "Optical Characteristics of the Retroreflector in Space(RIS) on the ADEOS Satellite," SPIE, vol. 3218, pp.10-18.

Sugimoto, N. and A. Minoto (1996), "Optical Characteristic of the Retroreflector in Space (RIS) for the ADEOS Satellite," Opt. Rev. 3, 62-64. [pdf file 820kB]

Sugimoto, N. and A. Minato (1994), "Method for Measuring Dihedral Angles of a Cubu-Corner Retroreflector Having Curved Mirror Surfaces," Optical Engineering 33, 1187-1192.[pdf file 1.1MB]

Sugimoto, N. and A. Minato (1995), "Data Reduction Method for the Laser Long-Path Absorption Measurement of Atmospheric Trace Species Using the Retroreflector in Space," IEICE Trans. Common. E78-B, 1585-1590. [pdf file 1.1MB]

Nordstrom, R. J., L. J. Barg, A. F. DeSimone, and N. Sugimoto (1994), "Single-Longitudinal-Mode Operation of a TEA CO2 Laser using a time gated gain cell," Rev. Laser Eng., vol.22, pp. 132-139.[pdf file 1.1MB]

Nordstrom, R. J., L. J. Berg, A. F. DeSimone, and N. Sugimoto (1993), "Time-Gated Gain Cell for Frequency-Stable, Single-Longitudinal-Mode Operation of a Transverse, Electric, Atmospheric CO2 Laser," Rev. Sci. Instrum. 64, 1663-1664.[pdf file 520kB]

Sugimoto, N., A. Minato, and Y. Sasano (1991), "Retroreflector in Space for the ADEOS satellite, "Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Technical Digest Series, vol. 10 (OSA, Washington DC.) p.450.

Sugimoto, N (1987), "Atmospheric environment monitoring system based on an earth-to-satelite Hadmard transform laser long-path absorprion spectrometer: a proposal," Appl.Opt. 26, 763-764.[pdf file 207kB]

Minato, A., S. Ozawa, and N. Sugimoto (2001), "Optical design of a hollow-cube corner retroreflector for a geosynchronous satellite," Appl. Opt. 40 (9) 1459-1463. [pdf file 870kB]

Minato, A. and N. Sugimoto (1998), "Design of a four-element, hollow-cube corner retroreflector for satellites by use of a genetic algorithm," Appl. Opt. 37 (3) 438-442 (1998). [pdf file 850kB]

Minato, A. and N. Sugimoto (1997), "New Method for Calculating Reflected Wave Fronts of Acute Retroreflectors with Tuned Dihedral Angle," Opt. Rev., vol. 4, No. 1B, pp.191-194.

Minato, A. and N. Sugimoto (1997), "Optical Design of Hollow-Corner Retroreflector for Space," SPIE, vol. 3218, pp.55-62.

Sugimoto, N. and A. Minato (1994), "Retororeflector with Acute Dihedral Angles," Optics Letters 19, 1660-1662.[pdf file 342kB]

Sugimoto, N., A.Minato, Y.Saito, and A.Nomura (1994), "Heterodyne spectroscopy using spectral spread of short laser pulse," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 33, 11B, L1602-L1603.[pdf file 228kB]

Sugimoto, N. and A.Minato (1993), "Long-path absorption measurement of CO2 with a Raman-shifted tunable dy laser," Appl. Opt. vol. 32, No. 33, 6827-6833.

1. Outline of the RIS Experiment

2. The RIS on the ADEOS

3. Ground system for the RIS experiment

4. Results - Active tracking using image of the RIS

5. Results - Optical characteristics of the RIS

6. Results - Spectrum Measurement with the RIS

7. Results - Orbital Determination of ADEOS by laser ranging to the RIS

8. Future perspective

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