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New tunable lasers for potential use in lidar systems
Author(s): Stephen A. Payne; Ralph H. Page; Christopher D. Marshall; Kathleen I. Schaffers; Andy J. Bayramian; William Franklin Krupke
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Paper Abstract

We discuss the optical and laser properties of two new tunable laser crystals, Ce:LiSAF and Cr:ZnSe. These crystals are unique in that they provide a practical alternative to optical parametric oscillators as a means of generating tunable radiation in the near ultraviolet and mid-infrared regions (their tuning ranges are at least 285 - 315 nm and 2.2 - 2.8 microns, respectively). While these crystals are relatively untested in field deployment, they are promising and likely to be useful in the near future.

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Date Published: 12 November 1996
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2833, Application of Lidar to Current Atmospheric Topics, (12 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.258151
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Stephen A. Payne, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Ralph H. Page, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Christopher D. Marshall, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Kathleen I. Schaffers, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Andy J. Bayramian, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
William Franklin Krupke, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2833:
Application of Lidar to Current Atmospheric Topics
Arthur J. Sedlacek, Editor(s)

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