Diode-Pumped Neodymium-Yttria Laser for Ozone Lidar
The purpose of this program is to develop a compact and efficient ultraviolet laser system for ozone sensing from space. The basis for this system will be a diode-pumped neodymium-yttria (Nd:Y2O3) laser which is frequency-tripled to generate uv light at either 305nm or 315nm. The ability to generate both uv wavelengths from a single frequency-tripled Nd:Y2O3 laser makes this approach potentially 4x more efficient than other approaches. In Phase I, diode-pumped operation of Nd:Y2O3 at 915nm and 947nm was demonstrated for the first time. In Phase II, these preliminary results will be extended and combined with efficient harmonic frequency conversion to develop an efficient and compact ultraviolet laser system.
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