Development of a CO2-Waveguide Laser with Wide Tuning Range

  • M. Endemann
  • E. Golusda
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Design considerations and the actual hardware development of a cw-CO2- waveguide laser with a wide tuning range of about 1.4 GHz are presented. The laser is developed as local oscillator source for the Intersatellite Laser Link ISL2 /1/. However, the laser can be used in many different applications as well, like master-oscillator for injection-locked single-mode TEA-lasers, spectroscopy, or local oscillator in heterodyne radiometers and coherent lidars.


Tuning Range Local Oscillator Small Signal Gain Waveguide Laser Wide Tuning Range 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin, Heidelberg 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Endemann
    • 1
  • E. Golusda
    • 1
  1. 1.Battelle-Institut e.V.Frankfurt a.M. / DGermany

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