Progress in Laser Sources for Remote Sensing
Substantial progress in both active and passive remote sensing using laser sources has been demonstrated in the past several years. At present, the development of laser remote sensing is limited by the availability of adequate tunable laser sources. We describe here the results of recent progress in the development of various tunable laser sources which will be of use for both active and passive laser remote sensing. Included among these sources are transition-metal ion-doped solid-state lasers, semiconductor diode lasers in external cavities, miniature CO2 TEA lasers, and frequency conversion in infrared nonlinear materials.
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