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New Solid State Lasers for Applications in Lidar Systems

  • A. Mehnert
  • P. Peuser
  • N. P. Schmitt
Conference paper

Abstract

A compact, pulsed diode-array-pumped Nd:YAG laser is described which can be used as a transmitter laser in remote sensing systems. The laser is side pumped with quasi-cw linear diode arrays close coupled to a zigzag slab laser crystal [1]. When pumped at 24mJ a pulse energy of llmJ was achieved for free running operation, corresponding to a slope efficiency of ηslope=47%. Results of q-switched operation and intracavity second harmonic generation are presented. The laser can be used as a basis device to generate radiation at many other wavelengths.

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References

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    W.S.Martin and J.P.Chernoch, U.S.Patent 3. 533. 126, 1972Google Scholar
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    St.E.Moody, Laser Focus World, march 1991, p. 117Google Scholar
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Mehnert
    • 1
  • P. Peuser
    • 1
  • N. P. Schmitt
    • 1
  1. 1.MBB — Deutsche AerospaceZentralbereich TechnikMünchen 80Germany

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