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Emerging solid-state laser technology by lidar/DIAL remote sensingSignificant progress has been made in recent years in the development of new, solid-state laser sources. This talk will present an overview of some of the new developments in solid-state lasers, and their application toward lidar/DIAL measurements of the atmosphere. Newly emerging lasers such as Ho:YAG, Tm:YAG, OPO, and Ti:Sapphire will be covered, along with the spectroscopic parameters required for differential operational modes of atmospheric remote sensing including Doppler-Windshear lidar, Tunable laser detection of water/CO2, and broad linewidth OPO's for open path detection of pollutant hydrocarbon gases. Additional considerations of emerging laser technology for lidar/DIAL will also be covered.
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Document Type
Conference Paper
Killinger, Dennis
(University of South Florida Tampa, FL, United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
July 1, 1992
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Langley Research Center, 16th International Laser Radar Conference, Part 2
Subject Category
Instrumentation And Photography
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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