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Performance of a sealed-off CO2-isotope laser amplifier for high-resolution optical radar/lidar applications
Author(s): Charles A. Freed; Richard S. Eng; Jonathan S. Greene; Stephen Marcus; Joseph R. Theriault Jr.; Robert G. O'Donnell; Wolfgang Pape; Elaine R. Parshall
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Paper Abstract

The essential features and performance characteristics of a narrowband isotopic CO2 laser amplifier system are described. Sealed-off operation with over 30 dB net power gain, negligible frequency chirp and up to 70 microsec pulse duration, 300 mJ pulse energy, and 10 Hz pulse repetition rate have been achieved.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1992
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 1633, Laser Radar VII: Advanced Technology for Applications, (1 June 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.59219
Show Author Affiliations
Charles A. Freed, Lincoln Lab./MIT (United States)
Richard S. Eng, Lincoln Lab./MIT (United States)
Jonathan S. Greene, Lincoln Lab./MIT (United States)
Stephen Marcus, Lincoln Lab./MIT (United States)
Joseph R. Theriault Jr., Lincoln Lab./MIT (United States)
Robert G. O'Donnell, Tufts Univ. (United States)
Wolfgang Pape, Tufts Univ. (United States)
Elaine R. Parshall, Tufts Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1633:
Laser Radar VII: Advanced Technology for Applications
Richard J. Becherer, Editor(s)

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