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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 47, Iss. 10 — Apr. 1, 2008
  • pp: 1522–1534

Development of an eye-safe solid-state tunable laser transmitter in the 1.4 1.5 μ m wavelength region based on Cr 4 + : YAG crystal for lidar applications

Anna Petrova-Mayor, Volker Wulfmeyer, and Petter Weibring  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 47, Issue 10, pp. 1522-1534 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.47.001522


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Abstract

An experimental optimization of the efficiency of a gain switched tunable Cr 4 + : YAG laser at 10 Hz is described. The thermal lensing during pulsed operation was measured. Optimal performance occurred at a crystal temperature of 34 ° C and resulted in an output energy of 7 mJ and a pulse duration of 35 ns . Tunability in the range of 1350 1500 nm , spectral linewidth of 200 GHz , and M 2 < 4 are demonstrated. The main laser material parameters are estimated. Such a laser could be employed in a laboratory-based nonscanning lidar system if a narrowband birefringent filter is installed. The tunability will permit the improvement of the Cr 4 + : YAG transmitter for water-vapor differential absorption lidar if injection seeding is applied.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable
(140.5680) Lasers and laser optics : Rare earth and transition metal solid-state lasers
(280.1910) Remote sensing and sensors : DIAL, differential absorption lidar
(280.3640) Remote sensing and sensors : Lidar

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: December 10, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: January 15, 2008
Published: March 28, 2008

Citation
Anna Petrova-Mayor, Volker Wulfmeyer, and Petter Weibring, "Development of an eye-safe solid-state tunable laser transmitter in the 1.4-1.5 μm wavelength region based on Cr4+:YAG crystal for lidar applications," Appl. Opt. 47, 1522-1534 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-47-10-1522

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