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New developments in short-pulse eye safe lasers pay the way for future LADARs and 3D mapping performances
Author(s): Guerman Pasmanik; Kevin Latone; Alex Shilov; Eugeni Shklovsky; Alex Spiro; Larissa Tiour
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Paper Abstract

We have demonstrated that direct excitation of 3rd Stokes Raman emission in crystal can produce short (few nanosecond) eye-safe pulses. Produced beam has very high quality and the pulse energy can be as high as tens of millijoules. For pulsed diode pumped solid state lasers the demonstrated repetition rate was 250 Hz but higher repetition rates are certainly achievable. It is important that tested schemes do not have strict requirements on laser pump parameters, namely beam divergence and frequency bandwidth. The obtained results are very relevant to the development of eye-safe lasers, such as the new generation of rangefinders, target designators, and laser tracking and pin-pointing devices, as well as remote 2D and 3D imaging systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5792, Laser Source and System Technology for Defense and Security, (1 June 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.609836
Show Author Affiliations
Guerman Pasmanik, Passat Inc. (United States)
Passat Ltd. (Canada)
Kevin Latone, Passat Inc. (United States)
Alex Shilov, Passat Ltd. (Canada)
Eugeni Shklovsky, Passat Ltd. (Canada)
Alex Spiro, Passat Inc. (United States)
Larissa Tiour, Passat Ltd. (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5792:
Laser Source and System Technology for Defense and Security
Gary L. Wood, Editor(s)

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