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Single-mode-solar-pumped Nd:YAG ring laser
Author(s): Vladimir Krupkin
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Paper Abstract

Single longitudinal mode solar pumped Nd:YAG ring cw and Q-switched lasers were simulated, built, and tested. The concentrator and laser designs, polarization control, and output coupling for cw and long pulse generation are presented. Laser pulses duration of 500 ns were measured supporting the single longitudinal mode operation with the linewidth of 2 MHz. This solar laser is proposed for remote sensing of the atmosphere from the outer space, namely the global wind measurement.

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Date Published: 6 June 1995
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2426, 9th Meeting on Optical Engineering in Israel, (6 June 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.211230
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Vladimir Krupkin, Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2426:
9th Meeting on Optical Engineering in Israel
Itzhak Shladov; Yitzhak Wiessman; Natan Kopeika, Editor(s)

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