12 November 1996 New tunable lasers for potential use in lidar systems
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Abstract
We discuss the optical and laser properties of two new tunable laser crystals, Ce:LiSAF and Cr:ZnSe. These crystals are unique in that they provide a practical alternative to optical parametric oscillators as a means of generating tunable radiation in the near ultraviolet and mid-infrared regions (their tuning ranges are at least 285 - 315 nm and 2.2 - 2.8 microns, respectively). While these crystals are relatively untested in field deployment, they are promising and likely to be useful in the near future.
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Stephen A. Payne, Stephen A. Payne, Ralph H. Page, Ralph H. Page, Christopher D. Marshall, Christopher D. Marshall, Kathleen I. Schaffers, Kathleen I. Schaffers, Andy J. Bayramian, Andy J. Bayramian, William Franklin Krupke, William Franklin Krupke, } "New tunable lasers for potential use in lidar systems", Proc. SPIE 2833, Application of Lidar to Current Atmospheric Topics, (12 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.258151; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.258151
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