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Airborne wavemeter validation and calibration
Author(s): Joseph H. Goad Jr.; Pamela L. Rinsland; Edward H. Kist Jr.; Erika B. Geier; Curtis G. Banziger
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Paper Abstract

This manuscript outlines a continuing effort to validate and verify the performance of an airborne autonomous wavemeter for tuning solid state lasers to a desired wavelength. The application is measuring the vertical profiles of atmospheric water vapor using a differential absorption lidar (DIAL) technique. Improved wavemeter performance data for varying ambient temperatures are presented. This resulted when the electronic grounding and shielding were improved. The results with short pulse duration lasers are also included. These lasers show that similar performance could be obtained with lasers operating in the continuous and the pulsed domains.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1992
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1553, Laser Interferometry IV: Computer-Aided Interferometry, (1 January 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.135296
Show Author Affiliations
Joseph H. Goad Jr., NASA/Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Pamela L. Rinsland, NASA/Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Edward H. Kist Jr., NASA/Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Erika B. Geier, ST Systems Corp. (United States)
Curtis G. Banziger, ST Systems Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1553:
Laser Interferometry IV: Computer-Aided Interferometry
Ryszard J. Pryputniewicz, Editor(s)

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