This highly efficient Nd:YAG laser was designed as a prototype NASA-funded transmitter for space-based LIDAR missions. This design completed a 4.8 billion shot lifetest at 242 Hz with 10-15 mJ pulses and 10 ns pulsewidth.
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(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(280.0280) Remote sensing and sensors : Remote sensing and sensors
(280.3640) Remote sensing and sensors : Lidar
D. B. Coyle, R. B. Kay, P. R. Stysley, and D. Poulios, "A Diode Pumped, Nd:YAG, Q-Switched Unstable Resonator Developed for Multi-Billion Shot, Spaced-Based Remote Sensing Applications," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper JTuC24.