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Miniature and high-repetition-rate eye-safe Q-switched Er:glass transmitters for radar applications
Author(s): Ruikun Wu; Michael J. Myers; John D. Myers; Scott J. Hamlin
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Paper Abstract

The basic research and engineering work for developments of eyesafe radar transmitter are reviewed. The characteristics of two model transmitters are introduced. Laser output at 1.54 micrometers with 5 mJ of energy and a 60 ns pulse width was demonstrated at 15 Hz using a rotating prism Q-switch. The laser media is an experimental Er:Glass, designated QX/ER.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 June 1996
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2748, Laser Radar Technology and Applications, (26 June 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.243569
Show Author Affiliations
Ruikun Wu, Kigre Inc. (United States)
Michael J. Myers, Kigre Inc. (United States)
John D. Myers, Kigre Inc. (United States)
Scott J. Hamlin, Kigre Inc. (United States)


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

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