11 March 2016 Monolithic high peak-power coherent Doppler lidar system
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In this work we present a monolithic lidar system, based on a newly-developed double-clad large mode area (LMA) polarization-maintaining Er-doped fiber and specially designed LMA passive components. Optimization of the fiber designs resulted in as high as 100 W of SBS limited peak power. The amplifier and its passive components (circulator and collimator) were integrated in an existing lidar system. The enhanced lidar system provides three times increase of scanning range compared to one based on standard telecom-grade amplifiers.
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Leonid V. Kotov, Leonid V. Kotov, Albert Töws, Albert Töws, Alfred Kurtz, Alfred Kurtz, Konstantin K. Bobkov, Konstantin K. Bobkov, Svetlana S. Aleshkina, Svetlana S. Aleshkina, Mikhail M. Bubnov, Mikhail M. Bubnov, Denis S. Lipatov, Denis S. Lipatov, Alexey N. Guryanov, Alexey N. Guryanov, Mikhail Likhachev, Mikhail Likhachev, "Monolithic high peak-power coherent Doppler lidar system", Proc. SPIE 9728, Fiber Lasers XIII: Technology, Systems, and Applications, 97282U (11 March 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2213165; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2213165
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