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Development Of A CO[sub]2[/sub] Pulsed Laser For Spaceborne Coherent Doppler LIDAR
Author(s): E. GalIetti; E. Stucchi; A. Ferrario; R. Barbini; P. Belli; G. Bitelli; F. D 'Amato; M. Giorgi
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Paper Abstract

An experimental evaluation of different resonator designs has been performed in order to verify the feasibility of a pulsed CO2 laser source for spaceborne Doppler LIDAR with a self-sustained TEA discharge channel. A laser with 10 J of energy/pulse, 1.2 is FWHM pulselength, less than 200 kHz frequency chirp has been demonstrated using a 5x5x100 cm3 active medium volume and a modified Self Filtering Unstable Resonator (SFUR) optical design.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 December 1989
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1181, 5th Conf on Coherent Laser Radar: Technology and Applications, (12 December 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.963759
Show Author Affiliations
E. GalIetti, CISE spa (Italy)
E. Stucchi, CISE spa (Italy)
A. Ferrario, Quanta System (Italy)
R. Barbini, ENEA (Italy)
P. Belli, ENEA (Italy)
G. Bitelli, ENEA (Italy)
F. D 'Amato, ENEA (Italy)
M. Giorgi, ENEA (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1181:
5th Conf on Coherent Laser Radar: Technology and Applications
James W. Bilbro; Christian Werner, Editor(s)

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