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Solid state diode-pumped eye-safe lasers in remote sensing and ecological monitoring systems
Author(s): Alexandr I. Stepanov; A. A. Nikitichev; M. O. Iskandarov
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Paper Abstract

The perspective of using diode pumped solid-state 1.5 — 2 µm lasers for synthesis of laser measurement systems is discussed. Comparative estimations of atmospheric transmission in spectral windows of 1 .0 — 1.1 µm, 1 .5 — 1.7 µm and 2.0-2.3 µm are made, and characteristics of solid-state lasers and low-threshold receivers are considered. It is shown that lasers based on Yb-Er glass and crystals doped with erbium and holmium ions are preferable to lasers based on non-linear optical converters of neodymium-lasers radiation to the 1.5 — 2 µm spectral region by their "efficiency/cost" ratio.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 July 2002
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 4900, Seventh International Symposium on Laser Metrology Applied to Science, Industry, and Everyday Life, (29 July 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.484506
Show Author Affiliations
Alexandr I. Stepanov, S.I. Vavilov State Optical Institute (Russia)
A. A. Nikitichev, Research Institute for Laser Physics (Russia)
M. O. Iskandarov, Research Institute for Laser Physics (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4900:
Seventh International Symposium on Laser Metrology Applied to Science, Industry, and Everyday Life
Yuri V. Chugui; Sergei N. Bagayev; Albert Weckenmann; P. Herbert Osanna, Editor(s)

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