1 June 1992 Picosecond sources for sub-centimeter laser ranging
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Proceedings Volume 1627, Solid State Lasers III; (1992) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.60156
Event: OE/LASE '92, 1992, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Abstract
Some of the tradeoffs involved in selecting a laser source for space-based laser ranging are outlined, and some of the recent developments in the laser field most relevant to space-based lasers for ranging and altimetry are surveyed. Laser pulse width and laser design are discussed. It is argued that, while doubled/tripled ND-host lasers are currently the best choice for laser ranging in two colors, they have the shortcoming that the atmospheric transmission at 355 nm is significantly poorer than it is at longer wavelengths which still have sufficient dispersion for two-color laser ranging. The life requirement appears to demand that laser diode pumping be used for space applications.
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Danny J. Krebs, Danny J. Krebs, Joseph Louis Dallas, Joseph Louis Dallas, Bernard D. Seery, Bernard D. Seery, } "Picosecond sources for sub-centimeter laser ranging", Proc. SPIE 1627, Solid State Lasers III, (1 June 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.60156; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.60156
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