6 August 1998 Acousto-optically tuned isotopic CO2 lasers for long-range differential absorption lidar
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We are developing 2-100 kHz repetition rate CO2 lasers with milliJoule pulse energies, rapid acousto-optic tuning and isotopic gas mixes, for differential absorption LIDAR applications. We explain the tuning method, which uses a pair of acousto-optic modulators and is capable of random access to CO2 laser lines at rates of 100 kHz or more. The laser system is also described, and we report on performance with both normal and isotopic gas mixes.
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David C. Thompson, David C. Thompson, George E. Busch, George E. Busch, Clifford J. Hewitt, Clifford J. Hewitt, Dennis K. Remelius, Dennis K. Remelius, Tsutomu Shimada, Tsutomu Shimada, Charlie E. M. Strauss, Charlie E. M. Strauss, Carl W. Wilson, Carl W. Wilson, } "Acousto-optically tuned isotopic CO2 lasers for long-range differential absorption lidar", Proc. SPIE 3383, Electro-Optical Technology for Remote Chemical Detection and Identification III, (6 August 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.317647; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.317647
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