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Eye-safe coherent lidar detection using a 1.5-um Raman laser
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Paper Abstract

We present data on a novel short-pulse eyesafe lidar transceiver for utilization in high-resolution heterodyne detection Doppler wind sensing. Operating at 20 Hz, the transmitter is a 1.3 micrometers pumped solid state Raman laser running at 1.556 micrometers , and is injection seeded using a direct diode master oscillator. This system is coupled to a hemispherical scanner to measure atmospheric winds, with the data validated against a commercially-available 2 micrometers lidar system. We typically measured atmospheric returns from greater than 2 km, with range resolution less than 6 m.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 September 2001
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4377, Laser Radar Technology and Applications VI, (19 September 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.440124
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Timothy W. Monarski, Coherent Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Stephen M. Hannon, Coherent Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Philip Gatt, Coherent Technologies, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4377:
Laser Radar Technology and Applications VI
Gary W. Kamerman, Editor(s)

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