31 October 1997 Ti:sapphire laser system for aircraft measurements of atmospheric ozone
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A flashlamp pumped Ti:sapphire laser has been constructed which could be used to make atmospheric DIAL measurements of ozone from aircraft. A 9-mm diameter by 15-cm long rod is pumped by four flashlamps, two lamps fired in series at a time with 300 microsecond time separation between firings to produce the 'on' and 'off' line DIAL laser pulses. The laser cavity has tow arms, one lasing at 867-nm and the other at 897-nm. The Q-switched output is doubled and tripled with a LBO and BBO crystal respectively to achieve DIAL pulses at 289-nm and 299-nm. Line narrowing is achieved with the use of three SF-10 prisms. Such a system could be used on an unpiloted atmospheric vehicle.
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Russell J. De Young, W. Situ, "Ti:sapphire laser system for aircraft measurements of atmospheric ozone", Proc. SPIE 3127, Application of Lidar to Current Atmospheric Topics II, (31 October 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.283911; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.283911
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