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Tunable infrared radiation for atmospheric profiling
Author(s): John Burris; Dale Richter
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Paper Abstract

An optical parametric amplifier has been developed to generate tunable 1570 nm radiation from a 1064 nm pump at high efficiency. A micropulse Nd:YAG operating with an average power of 2 watts (10 kHz) is used to pump a PPLN crystal injection seeded by two CW distributed feedback lasers: one at 1570.824 nm and the second at 1570.973 nm. A two stage amplification process has demonstrated a conversion efficiency of ~28% from the pump into the signal wavelength. The 1-nanosecond signal has a measured time-averaged jitter of <40 MHz.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 October 2007
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6750, Lidar Technologies, Techniques, and Measurements for Atmospheric Remote Sensing III, 67500E (3 October 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.738111
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John Burris, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Dale Richter, ITT Industries (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6750:
Lidar Technologies, Techniques, and Measurements for Atmospheric Remote Sensing III
Upendra N. Singh; Gelsomina Pappalardo, Editor(s)

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