Lasers operating around 2.0 jm have several remote sensing applications including wind velocity, water vapor and green house gasses. An attractive approach to 2.0 m lasers has a Tm:glass fiber laser pumping a Ho:YAG laser, thereby avoiding problems that are associated with the Ho:Tm up conversion process. Toward this end, both Tm:silica and Tm:ZBLAN fiber lasers are evaluated as well as a Tm laser pumped Ho:YAG. Performance of these devices is reported.
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Norman P. Barnes, Brian M. Walsh, "Tm:glass laser pumping a Ho:YAG laser", Proc. SPIE 4893, Lidar Remote Sensing for Industry and Environment Monitoring III, (21 March 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.466515; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.466515


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