This paper reports on the design and performance of a satellite-ranging transmitter consisting of a Cr:YAG passively Q-switched Nd:YAG microlaser and an air-cooled Nd:YVO4 power amplifier, generating 235-µJ, 270-ps pulses at a 2-kHz rate.
© 2004 Optical Society of America
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
Y. Isyanova, K. F. Wall, J. H. Flint, P. F. Moulton, and J. J. Degnan, "High-power, short-pulse, compact SLR2000 laser transmitter," in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper MB14.