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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 46, Iss. 23 — Aug. 10, 2007
  • pp: 5951–5956

Miniature eye-safe laser system for high-resolution three-dimensional lidar

J. J. Zayhowski and A. L. Wilson, Jr.  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 46, Issue 23, pp. 5951-5956 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.46.005951


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Abstract

A microchip-laser-pumped optical parametric amplifier produces 35 - μ J , 1.537 - μ m pulses of 190-ps duration at 8   kHz , in a near-diffraction-limited output beam with a Fourier-transform-limited spectrum. The flight-ready laser head is pumped by 20 W of optical power from two fiber-coupled laser-diode arrays, occupies a volume of 0.14 liters, and has a mass of 0.34   kg .

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OCIS Codes
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 28, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: June 6, 2007
Published: August 9, 2007

Citation
J. J. Zayhowski and A. L. Wilson, Jr., "Miniature eye-safe laser system for high-resolution three-dimensional lidar," Appl. Opt. 46, 5951-5956 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-46-23-5951


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