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Efficient Er:YAG lasers at 1645.55 nm, resonantly pumped with narrow bandwidth diode laser modules at 1532 nm, for methane detection
Author(s): H. Fritsche; O. Lux; C. Schuett; S. Heinemann; W. Gries; H. J. Eichler
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Paper Abstract

Eye safe laser operation at 1645.55 nm (6077 cm-1) of resonantly pumped Er:YAG laser systems is demonstrated in cw and Q-switched operation. High brightness diode laser modules emitting at 1532 nm have been utilized as pump sources providing an absorption efficiency of up to 96%. This leads to an overall efficiency of the Er:YAG laser of 30%. For cw operation, 9 W output power is possible at pump power of 30 W while Q-switching results in generation of more than 7 mJ pulses with duration of 60 ns and repetition rate of 500 Hz. The Er:YAG laser systems have been applied for methane detection measurements demonstrating their feasibility for CH4-DIAL applications

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 March 2013
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8599, Solid State Lasers XXII: Technology and Devices, 85990G (6 March 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2002333
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H. Fritsche, Technische Univ. Berlin (Germany)
O. Lux, Technische Univ. Berlin (Germany)
C. Schuett, Technische Univ. Berlin (Germany)
S. Heinemann, DirectPhotonics Industries GmbH (Germany)
W. Gries, DirectPhotonics Industries GmbH (Germany)
H. J. Eichler, Technische Univ. Berlin (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8599:
Solid State Lasers XXII: Technology and Devices
W. Andrew Clarkson; Ramesh Shori, Editor(s)

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