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Development of mid-infrared solid state lasers for spaceborne lidar

Development of mid-infrared solid state lasers for spaceborne lidar

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Published by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Langley Research Center, National Technical Information Service, distributor in [Hampton, Va, Springfield, Va .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Infrared radiation.,
  • Laser applications.,
  • Laser pumping.,
  • Lasing.,
  • Optical radar.,
  • Solid state lasers.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementDonald A. Whitney, principal investigator, Kyong H. Kim, co-principal investigator.
    SeriesNASA CR -- 183290., NASA contractor report -- NASA CR-183290.
    ContributionsKim, Kyong H., Langley Research Center.
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination1 v.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16126880M

    Sep 26,  · PROCEEDINGS VOLUME Laser Technology for Defense and Security XII. Editor(s): Mark Laser transmitter for space-based sodium lidar instrument Author(s): Development of high-power and high-energy 2 µm bulk solid-state lasers and amplifiers Author(s): Wayne Koen; Cobus Jacobs; Lorinda Wu. The cost of launching satellites is getting lower and lower due to the reusability of rockets (NASA, ) and using single missions to launch multiple satellites (up to 37, Russia, ). In addition, low-orbit satellite constellations have been employed in recent years. These trends indicate that satellite remote sensing has a promising future in acquiring high-resolution data with a low Cited by: 1. Velodyne LiDAR’s new approach to the development of solid-state LiDAR sensors reflects the application of a monolithic gallium nitride (GaN) integrated circuit, developed in partnership with Author: Evan Ackerman.


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Development of mid-infrared solid state lasers for spaceborne lidar Download PDF EPUB FB2

A pulse forming network for a flashlamp pumped Cr:GSAG laser, which is to be used as a high power laser diode simulator in rare earth laser pumping, was completed and tested.

The network provided critically damped, 1 ms FWHM, square pulses with a rise time of about micrometers at an input electrical energy of J. This semiannual progress report covers work performed during the period from April 13, to October 13, under NASA grant number NAG entitled, Development of mid-infrared solid state lasers for spaceborne lidar.

Development of mid-infrared solid state lasers for spaceborne lidar: Authors: Whitney, Donald A. Laser Pumping, Optical Radar, Q Switched Lasers, Semiconductor Lasers, Solid State Lasers, Atoms, Crystals, Diodes, Holmium, Ions, Lasing, Lithium Niobates, Rods, Slopes Q-switched laser output energies corresponding to nearly percent of.

gloryland-church.com Technical Report: Development of mid-infrared solid state lasers for spaceborne lidar. Semiannual progesss report, 13 April October Development of mid-infrared solid state lasers for spaceborne lidar. Semiannual progesss report, 13 April October From the Q-switched operations a slope efficiency corresponding to 90 percent of the normal mode operation was observed.

Laser wavelengths were measured for various operating conditions and fluorescence spectra were obtained at various temperatures in order to help understand the dynamic energy processes among the Ho(3+), Tm(3+), and Cr(3+) gloryland-church.com: Kyong H. Kim and Donald A. Whitney. Get this from a library.

Development of mid-infrared solid state lasers for spaceborne lidar: final report. [Donald A Whitney; Kyong H Kim; Langley Research Center.]. The micrometer output laser energy exceeded more than 14 mJ, the highest value reported to date under laser pumping near nm.

This was obtained in a pulse length of nearly microsec from a 3 x 3 mm Ho:Tm:Cr:YAG rod by using the flashlamp-pumped Cr:CSAG laser as a pumping source at the diode laser wavelength, micrometers.

Development of mid-infrared solid state lasers for spaceborne lidar. By Donald A. Whitney. Abstract. Researchers investigated laser performance of Ho(3+):Tm(3+):Cr(3+):YAG crystals under both Cr:GSAG laser and flashlamp pumping.

A flashlamp pumped Cr:GSAG laser was built to simulate high power quasi-CW laser diode pumping of a micron. Development of mid-infrared solid state lasers for spaceborne lidar.

By Donald A. Whitney and Kyong H. Kim. Abstract. Laser performance of Ho(3+):Tm(3+):Cr(3+):YAG crystals was investigated under both Cr:GSAG laser and flashlamp pumping. A flashlamp pumped Cr:GSAG laser was built to simulate high power quasi-CW laser diode pumping of a Abstract.

During the course of years, various activities have been carried out at CESI (incorporating now former CISE Innovative Technologies labs) on Doppler wind lidar (DWL) for spaceborne applications. Historically, the first activities were related to the development of a CO 2 laser transmitter for the DWL development with coherent (heterodyne) Cited by: 9.

References i. Donald A. Whitney and Kyong gloryland-church.com, "Development of Mid-Infrared Solid-State Lasers for Spaceborne Lidar," NASA Contractor Report, NASA-CR, 32 pp., October Get this from a library. Development of mid-infrared solid state lasers for spaceborne lidar: final report.

[D A Whitney; Kyong H Kim; Langley Research Center.]. grant number NAG-I entitled "Development of mid-infrared solid state lasers for spaceborne lidar" We have designed a flashlamp-pumped Cr3+:GSAG laser of pulsed laser energy greater than mJ and of pulse width of 1 ms FWHM to simulate a high power laser diode in pumping mid-infrared laser crystals such as Tm 3_, Er s_.

Outline Laser requirement for Lidar remote sensing History of spaceborne laser Design of spaceborne solid-state laser Examples of developing spaceborne laser Laser. Spaceborne lasers development for ALADIN and ATLID instruments Abstract: ALADIN TXA and ATLID TxA are All-Solid-State, compact, state-of-the-art, Transmitter-laser Assemblies for the Aeolus wind lidar and Earth Care Atmospheric lidar satellites gloryland-church.com by: 6.

PROCEEDINGS VOLUME Airborne and Spaceborne Lasers for Terrestrial Geophysical Sensing Mid-Infrared Solid-State Lasers And Laser Materials Author(s): Norman P Barnes; Charles E Byvik Prospects For Coherent Lidar Systems And Technology Development Author(s): Robert T Menzies. In addition to the laser source and the detector, the other critical technologies necessary for global wind measurements by a spaceborne solid state coherent lidar systems were identified to be Author: Farzin Amzajerdian.

Get this from a library. Development of mid-infrared solid state lasers for spaceborne lidar: semiannual progress report. [Donald A Whitney; Kyong H Kim; United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.].

Laser mid-infrared systems, laser induced breakdown spectroscope and the clinical applications of surgical solid-state lasers are also explored.

The use of solid-state lasers in defense programs is then reviewed, before the book concludes by presenting some environmental applications of solid-state lasers. Get this from a library.

Development of mid-infrared solid state lasers for spaceborne lidar: progress report. [United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.;].

The Workshop on Tunable Solid State Lasers for Remote Sensing was held at Stanford University in October to assess the state of the art in tunable solid state lasers for remote sensing from satel NASA Plans for Spaceborne Lidar: The Earth Observing System.

Curran Slab Laser Development at MSNW: The Gemini and Centurion. ALL-SOLID-STATE LASER TRANSMITTER FOR SPACE BASED LIDAR in C/D development phase for the ESA ADM-AEOLUS laser sources suitable for spaceborne Lidar long lifetime.

Diode-pumped solid-state lasers can have both higher peak powers and brightness and different wavelengths compared to diode lasers themselves. Most work to date has centered on the mu.m transition of Nd/sup 3 +/ in Y/sub 2/Al/sub 5/O/sub 12/ (YAG) and stoichiometric compounds, but there are other host materials of interest.

For spaceborne lidar, laser- diode-pumped all-solid-state laser oscillator was found to be the most preferable. So we directed initial efforts to the development of diode-pumped laser oscillator; Neodymium Yttrium Aluminum Garnet (Nd:YAG) and Neodymium Yttrium Lithium Fluoride (Nd:YLF).Author: Yasuji Yamamoto, Noritaka Tanioka, Tadashi Imai.

Early, and N. Cockroft,High energy diode side pumped Cr:LiSAF laser, Trends in Optics and Photonics on Advanced Solid State Lasers, – Google Scholar Kavaya, M. J.,Novel technology for satellite based wind sensing, AIAA Space Programs and Technologies Conference, Author: James C.

Barnes. We discuss past, present and future spaceborne laser instruments for high-resolution mapping of Earth and planetary surfaces.

Previous spaceborne-laser-altimeters projected and imaged a single. SUMMARY This semiannual progress report covers work performed during the period from October 13, to April 13, under NASA grant number NAG entitled "Development of mid-infrared solid state lasers for spaceborne lidar".During this period we have measured the laser performance of a Ho3+: Tm3+: Cr3+: YAG crystal under flashlamp pumping at various operating temperatures.

Oct 31,  · Development of techniques, components, and instrument concepts that can be used in actual deployed systems within the next few years is highly encouraged. Technologies and components that are not clearly suitable for effective lidar remote sensing or. Mid-IR LIDAR for Detecting Volatile Organic Compounds.

Printer-friendly version. Mid-IR LIDAR for Detecting Volatile Organic Compounds. Award Information. Agency: Department of Health and Human Services. (a small business) and Princeton University Laser Sensing (PULSe) group at Mid-Infrared Technologies for Health and Environment (MIRTHE.

Velodyne today announced a solid-state automotive lidar ranging system that the company will demonstrate in a few months, release in test kits later this year, and mass produce at its new.

Compact Q-switched high repetition rate Nd:YLF laser with mJ pulse energy for airborne lidars Development of mid-infrared solid state lasers for spaceborne lidar. Development of mid. Thus, the laser-diode pumped laser systems will be an ultimate system for that application.

However, the technology for the high power laser diode is still under development. The Cr:GSAG laser is an alternative pumping source to study the _m laser system with high power laser pumping at the diode laser wavelength. Efficient and compact single mode solid state or fiber lasers operating at and micron wavelength regimes suitable for direct detection DIAL and coherent lidar applications.

These lasers must meet the following general requirements: pulse energy mJ to 50 mJ, repetition rate 10 Hz to 1 kHz, and pulse duration of either 10 nsec or Solid State Lasers XVII: Technology and Devices. Editor(s): Very high-efficiency frequency-tripled Nd:YAG MOPA for spaceborne lidar Author(s): J.

Luttmann; K. Nicklaus; V. Morasch Mid-infrared tunable laser based on the Cr:ZnSe active crystal. remote sensing of atmospheric winds and clouds from a spaceborne platform were specified. In addition to the laser source and the detector, the other critical technologies necessary for global wind measurements by a spaceborne solid state coherent lidar systems were identified to.

The advantage and system indicators of space-borne coherent wind LIDAR were discussed, and the difficulty of building such a system was analyzed. A ground validation system with a 2°m solid-state laser, ϕ Cassegrain and Glens is built on the basis of the wind LIDAR system. Oct 22,  · Help NASA SBIR/STTR Program Support For questions about the NASA SBIR/STTR solicitations, the proposal preparation and electronic submission process, and other program related areas, please contact the NASA SBIR/STTR Program Support Office.

Phone: Email: [email protected] NASA SBIR/STTR Program Support is available Monday through Friday from. Laser Sources for LIDAR Applications. Weßling (Germany), November Solid State lasers, Fiber lasers, Semiconductor lasers, any Photonic devices and components for airbone and spaceborne lidar systems/Case study: Development of an innovative DPSS laser.

In a quasi-cw laser-pumped emerald laser, 64% output slope efficiency has been measured at nm, corresponding to a laser quantum yield of 76%. An output power of W was reached at W of pump power at nm from a krypton laser, and was pump power limited.

The emerald laser has a tuning range of to nm. With the recent rapid advancement of diode-pumped solid-state lasers and advanced detectors, space-based Doppler winds lidar missions are much more feasible and promising than ever before.

Summary of Earth science lidar applications and associated top-level technology needs. Of the laser technologies covered in the report and this update, solid-state systems operating at 1 µm and lidars using harmonics thereof are by far the most mature and closest to insertion once the arduous task of space qualification is accomplished.Especially spaceborne laser systems require compact, robust and outgassing free key components in order to achieve maintenance free or low-maintenance operation over several years in rough environment.

The soldering technique that has been developed for the mounting of diode laser bars as well as solid state laser crystals has been transferred.Solid-state lasers are used, for example, as transmission sources in LIDAR systems for metrology.

The range of services includes feasibility studies, simulations, the development of customized solid-state lasers, the automation of laser systems and their integration in industrial applications as well as individual consulting.