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Engineered laser materials for remote sensing applications
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Paper Abstract

Lasers can be engineered and specifically designed for particular remote sensing applications. Laser material selection criteria in this venture are reliability, efficiency, and operation at a specific wavelength. Traditionally, atmospheric researchers adapted existing lasers to remote sensing applications. However, research programs at NASA Langley Research Center has fundamentally altered the way by which laser materials are selected using quantum mechanical modeling. A program of development to predict new laser materials, as well as new methods utilizing existing laser materials, specifically designed to improve lidar or DIAL performance is discussed. This article will cover specifics of the development program and applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 December 2008
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7153, Lidar Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring IX, 715308 (9 December 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.805080
Show Author Affiliations
Brian M. Walsh, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Norman P. Barnes, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Upendra N. Singh, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7153:
Lidar Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring IX
Upendra N. Singh; Kazuhiro Asai; Achuthan Jayaraman, Editor(s)

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