An end-pumped passively Q-switched Nd:YAG MOPA with a pulse energy of 52mJ, a 2.8ns-pulse duration and a M²∫1.2 is presented. Its optical-to-optical efficiency of 24% and temperature insensitivity is suitable for spaceborne altimetry.
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J. Neumann, S. Hahn, R. Huß, R. Wilhelm, M. Frede, D. Kracht, and P. Peuser, "Compact, Highly Efficient, Passively Q-Switched Nd:YAG MOPA for Spaceborne Bepi Colombo Laser-Altimeter," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper CWF1.
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