26 June 1996 Characterization of passively Q-switched microchip lasers for laser radar
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Proceedings Volume 2748, Laser Radar Technology and Applications; (1996); doi: 10.1117/12.243567
Event: Aerospace/Defense Sensing and Controls, 1996, Orlando, FL, United States
Abstract
Here we report the characterization of the temporal jitter of a passively Q-switched Nd:YAG microchip laser. We experiment with different control schemes to reduce the observed jitter. Measurements were made for microchip laser temperatures from 10 degree(s) to 50 degree(s)C. The microchip laser was operated at various pulse rates from 500 Hz to 26 kHz.
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William J. Mandeville, Kenneth M. Dinndorf, Norman E. Champigny, "Characterization of passively Q-switched microchip lasers for laser radar", Proc. SPIE 2748, Laser Radar Technology and Applications, (26 June 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.243567; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.243567
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Pulsed laser operation

Modulation

Q switched lasers

LIDAR

Diodes

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Laser damage threshold

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