Ground-based differential absorption lidar for water-vapor and temperature profiling: development and specifications of a high-performance laser transmitter.

@article{Wulfmeyer1998GroundbasedDA,
  title={Ground-based differential absorption lidar for water-vapor and temperature profiling: development and specifications of a high-performance laser transmitter.},
  author={Volker Wulfmeyer},
  journal={Applied optics},
  year={1998},
  volume={37 18},
  pages={3804-24}
}
An all-solid-state laser transmitter for a water-vapor and temperature differential absorption lidar (DIAL) system in the near infrared is introduced. The laser system is based on a master-slave configuration. As the slave laser a Q-switched unidirectional alexandrite ring laser is used, which is injection seeded by the master laser, a cw Ti:sapphire ring laser. It is demonstrated that this laser system has, what is to my knowledge, the highest frequency stability (15 MHz rms), narrowest… CONTINUE READING