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  • Vol. 41, Iss. 15 — May. 20, 2002
  • pp: 2734–2739

High-energy, efficient, 30-Hz ultraviolet laser sources for airborne ozone-lidar systems

Khaled A. Elsayed, Songsheng Chen, Larry B. Petway, Byron L. Meadows, Waverly D. Marsh, William C. Edwards, James C. Barnes, and Russell J. DeYoung  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 41, Issue 15, pp. 2734-2739 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.41.002734


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Abstract

Two compact, high-pulse-energy, injection-seeded, 30-Hz frequency-doubled Nd:YAG-laser-pumped Ti:sapphire lasers were developed and operated at infrared wavelengths of 867 and 900 nm. Beams with laser pulse energy >30 mJ at ultraviolet wavelengths of 289 and 300 nm were generated through a tripling of the frequencies of these Ti:sapphire lasers. This work is directed at the replacement of dye lasers for use in an airborne ozone differential absorption lidar system. The ultraviolet pulse energy at 289 and 300 nm had 27% and 31% absolute optical energy conversion efficiencies from input pulse energies at 867 and 900 nm, respectively.

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OCIS Codes
(010.4950) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Ozone
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.3590) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, titanium
(140.3610) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ultraviolet
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(280.1910) Remote sensing and sensors : DIAL, differential absorption lidar

History
Original Manuscript: July 23, 2001
Revised Manuscript: January 3, 2002
Published: May 20, 2002

Citation
Khaled A. Elsayed, Songsheng Chen, Larry B. Petway, Byron L. Meadows, Waverly D. Marsh, William C. Edwards, James C. Barnes, and Russell J. DeYoung, "High-energy, efficient, 30-Hz ultraviolet laser sources for airborne ozone-lidar systems," Appl. Opt. 41, 2734-2739 (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-41-15-2734


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