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Raman Shifted Nd:YAG Class I Eye-Safe Laser Development 21 January 1986
Author(s): R. W. Nichols; W. K. Ng
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Paper Abstract

Hughes Aircraft has been developing a hand-held eye-safe laser rangefinder fo1r the Army utilizing Stimulated Raman Scattering technology. The device uses the 2915 cm-1 vibrational mode of methane (CH4) to wavelength shift the Nd:YAG pump laser's 1.064 micron to an eye-safe 1.543 micron. The result is a lightweight BRH Class I eye-safe tactical device. A brief description of Raman wavelength shifting basics is followed by description of the Hughes system.

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Date Published: 16 July 1986
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0610, Scientific and Engineering Applications of Commercial Laser Devices, (16 July 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.956390
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R. W. Nichols, Hughes Aircraft Company (United States)
W. K. Ng, Hughes Aircraft Company (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0610:
Scientific and Engineering Applications of Commercial Laser Devices
Rick Feinberg; Lewis Holmes; Morris Levitt, Editor(s)

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