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Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics
Long Beach, California United States
May 21, 2006
ISBN: 1-55752-813-6
High Power Solid-State Lasers (CWF)

Compact, Highly Efficient, Passively Q-Switched Nd:YAG MOPA for Spaceborne Bepi Colombo Laser-Altimeter

Joerg Neumann, Sven Hahn, Rafael Huß, Ralf Wilhelm, Maik Frede, Dietmar Kracht, and Peter Peuser

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Abstract

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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OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state

Citation
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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