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Characterization of passively Q-switched microchip lasers for laser radar
Author(s): William J. Mandeville; Kenneth M. Dinndorf; Norman E. Champigny
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Paper Abstract

Here we report the characterization of the temporal jitter of a passively Q-switched Nd:YAG microchip laser. We experiment with different control schemes to reduce the observed jitter. Measurements were made for microchip laser temperatures from 10 degree(s) to 50 degree(s)C. The microchip laser was operated at various pulse rates from 500 Hz to 26 kHz.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 June 1996
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2748, Laser Radar Technology and Applications, (26 June 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.243567
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William J. Mandeville, Air Force Wright Lab. (United States)
Kenneth M. Dinndorf, Air Force Wright Lab. (United States)
Norman E. Champigny, Sverdrup Technology, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2748:
Laser Radar Technology and Applications
Gary W. Kamerman, Editor(s)

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