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Tunable Q-switched solid state laser for methane detection
Author(s): Igor Kudryashov; Evgenii Kotelnikov
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Paper Abstract

Growing interest in precise measurements of methane concentration and distribution in the Earth’s atmosphere is stimulating efforts to develop LIDAR systems in the spectral region of 1.65 μm utilizing Path Differential Absorption techniques. The key element of such systems is a tunable high energy transmitter operating in the vicinity of a methane absorption line. We developed a novel laser source meeting these system needs using in-band pumping Q-switched solid state lasers (SSLs) based on Er-doped active media. We demonstrated a feasibility to measure methane line at 1651nm.

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Date Published: 17 February 2017
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 10082, Solid State Lasers XXVI: Technology and Devices, 100821I (17 February 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2251041
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Igor Kudryashov, Princeton Lightwave, Inc. (United States)
Evgenii Kotelnikov, Princeton Lightwave, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10082:
Solid State Lasers XXVI: Technology and Devices
W. Andrew Clarkson; Ramesh K. Shori, Editor(s)

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