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  • Vol. 37, Iss. 24 — Aug. 20, 1998
  • pp: 5706–5709

Injection-seeded, single-frequency, Q-switched erbium:glass laser for remote sensing

Andrew J. McGrath, Jesper Munch, Gerald Smith, and Peter Veitch  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 37, Issue 24, pp. 5706-5709 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.37.005706


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Abstract

We have built and characterized an injection-seeded, Q-switched, flash-lamp-pumped, eye-safe Er:glass laser that is suitable for coherent remote sensing. The output of the device is a 400-ns, single-frequency, transform-limited pulse of 1 mJ at 1.552 μm.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(010.3640) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Lidar
(140.3500) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, erbium
(140.3520) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, injection-locked
(140.3570) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, single-mode
(280.3340) Remote sensing and sensors : Laser Doppler velocimetry

History
Original Manuscript: October 28, 1997
Revised Manuscript: April 20, 1998
Published: August 20, 1998

Citation
Andrew J. McGrath, Jesper Munch, Gerald Smith, and Peter Veitch, "Injection-seeded, single-frequency, Q-switched erbium:glass laser for remote sensing," Appl. Opt. 37, 5706-5709 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-37-24-5706

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