We have built and characterized an injection-seeded, <i>Q</i>-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
(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
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)