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Tunable infrared radiation for atmospheric profiling

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John Burris

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Code 694, Greenbelt, Maryland 20771

Dale Richter

JMAR Technologies, 10905 Technology Place, San Diego, California 92127

J. Appl. Remote Sens. 2(1), 023527 (July 1, 2008). doi:10.1117/1.2960975
History: Received November 23, 2007; Revised May 30, 2008; Accepted June 6, 2008; July 1, 2008; Online July 01, 2008
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Abstract

An optical parametric amplifier has been developed to generate tunable 1570 nm radiation from a 1064 nm pump at high efficiency. A micropulse Nd:YAG with two amplifiers generating an average power of 2 watts (10 kHz) is used to pump a periodically poled lithium niobate crystal injection seeded by two CW distributed feedback lasers: one at 1570.824 nm and the second at 1570.973 nm. A conversion efficiency of ~28% from the pump into the signal wavelength has been demonstrated. The 1-nanosecond signal has a measured time-averaged jitter of <0.3 pm.

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Citation

John Burris and Dale Richter
"Tunable infrared radiation for atmospheric profiling", J. Appl. Remote Sens. 2(1), 023527 (July 1, 2008). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.2960975


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