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3 November 1998 TE-CO2 injection laser: status and perspectives
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Within the framework of our LIDAR activity devoted to air pollution measurements, we realized the injection of a continuous carbon dioxide laser into a high power TE CO2 laser, to get the possibility of better analyze return signal response and to realize a Doppler wind velocimeter. Apart from the need of temporally smooth pulse to examine measurements result, in remote sensing it is desirable to use narrow band laser sources. The request of high spectral performances is manly based on the possibility to use heterodyne detection, on one hand, to improve the signal to noise ratio, and, on the other, to observe and analyze Doppler frequency shift in the return signal. We are engaged into implement a TE CO2 laser source by injection of a cw pulse from a low pressure CO2. Preliminary results we obtained show a smoothing of the output pulse shape and a consequent reduction in spectral band-width, revealing a single longitudinal mode operation.
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Sergio Martellucci, Carlo Bellecci, Pasqualino Gaudio, and Maria Richetta "TE-CO2 injection laser: status and perspectives", Proc. SPIE 3433, Propagation and Imaging through the Atmosphere II, (3 November 1998); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.330216
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