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Laser transmitter study for spaceborne Doppler wind lidar
Author(s): Steven Wallace; Paul M. Schwarzenberger; B. A.C. Grant
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Paper Abstract

Two consortia have undertaken parallel pre-phase A studies funded by ESA to determine a preferred concept for ALADIN (atmospheric laser Doppler instrument). This paper reports the results of the laser transmitter study forming part of the Dornier led instrument study. The requirements were for a high energy, frequency-stable, pulsed CO2 laser, operating at 9.11 micrometer with a high efficiency and long lifetime. The optimum discharge technology, resonator design, pulse energy and pulse length were determined and numerical frequency chirp modeling carried out. A preliminary design was developed for a compact, lightweight device and critical technology areas identified.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 December 1995
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2581, Lidar Techniques for Remote Sensing II, (15 December 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.228510
Show Author Affiliations
Steven Wallace, GEC-Marconi Hirst Research Ctr. (United Kingdom)
Paul M. Schwarzenberger, GEC-Marconi Hirst Research Ctr. (United Kingdom)
B. A.C. Grant, GEC-Marconi Hirst Research Ctr. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2581:
Lidar Techniques for Remote Sensing II
Christian Werner, Editor(s)

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