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Novel concept for a 0.5-j laser pump source with high electro-optical efficiency
Author(s): Klaus Albers; Ulrich Wittrock

Paper Abstract

Future LIDAR and range-finding missions in space require high-energy pulsed lasers. Typical concepts require a pump laser in the NIR spectral range, which is frequency-converted to the requested wavelength by external measures. We propose a novel master-oscillator power-amplifier (MOPA) concept capable to deliver 500- mJ pulses of about 10 ns pulse width at a pulse repetition frequency of 100 Hz. The output at 1064 nm is singlefrequency, linearly polarized, and exhibits high beamquality.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 November 2017
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 10567, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2006, 105670G (21 November 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2308183
Show Author Affiliations
Klaus Albers, Univ. of Applied Sciences Muenster (Germany)
Ulrich Wittrock, Univ. of Applied Sciences Muenster (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10567:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2006
Errico Armandillo; Josiane Costeraste; Nikos Karafolas, Editor(s)

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