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In this paper, after a brief overview on laser warning system (LWS),  a new structure for an optical array that is used in its optical subsystem is introduced. According to the laser threats’ wavelengths (0.5 – 1.6 µm) and our desirable field of view (FOV), we used 6 lenses for gathering the incident radiation and then optimized the optical array. Lenses’ radius, their semi diameter, their distance from each other, their thickness and the kind of glass used in them was chosen in which we access a very high transmission coefficient. Also the optical reflection and absorption of the array decreases at the same time. After optimization, the obtained optical transmission in our desirable FOV is up to 82% and the obtained optical reflection and absorption is less than 15%. Total aberration of the incident ray decreased notably and the results showed that this parameter is less than 2µm. The laser spot diameter which is focused on the detector is smaller than 400 µm in the worst case which is the laser radiation with 1.54 µm wavelength and field of 10 degrees. Total track of the array is 66.819 mm and effective focal length and F/# parameter are as small as possible which leads to high quality of the light’s focus on the detector and smaller dimension and lighter weight for the receiver.  
Using optical devices with such appropriate arrangement and very good optical transmission coefficient, the offered structure has a remarkable signal to noise ratio (SNR) which is up to 160 dB. The receiver’s operation in far distances from laser sources (beyond 15 km) and in hazy conditions and low temperatures is quite suitable as well. 
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Type of Study: Research Paper | Subject: Optoelectronics and Photonics
Received: 2017/11/01 | Accepted: 2018/02/28 | Published: 2018/02/28