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Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics
Baltimore, Maryland United States
May 22, 2005
ISBN: 1-55752-770-9
Poster Session I (JTuC)

A Diode Pumped, Nd:YAG, Q-Switched Unstable Resonator Developed for Multi-Billion Shot, Spaced-Based Remote Sensing Applications

D. Barry. Coyle, Richard B. Kay, Paul R. Stysley, and Demetrios Poulios

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Abstract

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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OCIS Codes
(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

Citation
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.
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=CLEO-2005-JTuC24

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