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Journal of Applied Remote Sensing

Tunable infrared radiation for atmospheric profiling
Author(s): John F. Burris; Dale A. Richter
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Paper Abstract

An optical parametric amplifier has been developed to generate tunable 1570 nm radiation from a 1064 nm pump at high efficiency. A micropulse Nd:YAG with two amplifiers generating an average power of 2 watts (10 kHz) is used to pump a periodically poled lithium niobate crystal injection seeded by two CW distributed feedback lasers: one at 1570.824 nm and the second at 1570.973 nm. A conversion efficiency of ~28% from the pump into the signal wavelength has been demonstrated. The 1-nanosecond signal has a measured time-averaged jitter of <0.3 pm

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 2008
PDF: 8 pages
J. Appl. Rem. Sens. 2(1) 023527 doi: 10.1117/1.2960975
Published in: Journal of Applied Remote Sensing Volume 2, Issue 1
Show Author Affiliations
John F. Burris, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Dale A. Richter, ITT Industries Systems Inc. (United States)

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