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dc.contributor.authorNehrir, Amin R.
dc.contributor.authorRepasky, Kevin S.
dc.contributor.authorCarlsten, John L.
dc.date.accessioned2019-03-27T19:23:10Z
dc.date.available2019-03-27T19:23:10Z
dc.date.issued2012-10
dc.identifier.citationNehrir, Amin R., Kevin S. Repasky, and John L. Carlsten. “Micropulse Water Vapor Differential Absorption Lidar: Transmitter Design and Performance.” Optics Express 20, no. 22 (October 18, 2012): 25137. doi:10.1364/oe.20.025137.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1094-4087
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/handle/1/15341
dc.description.abstractAn all diode-laser-based micropulse differential absorption lidar (DIAL) laser transmitter for tropospheric water vapor and aerosol profiling is presented. The micropulse DIAL (MPD) transmitter utilizes two continuous wave (cw) external cavity diode lasers (ECDL) to seed an actively pulsed, overdriven tapered semiconductor optical amplifier (TSOA). The MPD laser produces up to 7 watts of peak power over a 1 µs pulse duration (7 µJ) and a 10 kHz pulse repetition frequency. Spectral switching between the online and offline seed lasers is achieved on a 1Hz basis using a fiber optic switch to allow for more accurate sampling of the atmospheric volume between the online and offline laser shots. The high laser spectral purity of greater than 0.9996 coupled with the broad tunability of the laser transmitter will allow for accurate measurements of tropospheric water vapor in a wide range of geographic locations under varying atmospheric conditions. This paper describes the design and performance characteristics of a third generation MPD laser transmitter with enhanced laser performance over the previous generation DIAL system.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNASA EPSCoR grant # NNX08AT69A; NASA Graduate Student Researchers Program grant # NNX08AR90Hen_US
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dc.rightsCC BY: This license lets you distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon this work, even commercially, as long as you credit the original creator for this work. This is the most accommodating of licenses offered. Recommended for maximum dissemination and use of licensed materials.en_US
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcodeen_US
dc.titleMicropulse Water Vapor Differential Absorption Lidar: Transmitter Design and Performanceen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
mus.citation.extentfirstpage25137en_US
mus.citation.extentlastpage25151en_US
mus.citation.issue22en_US
mus.citation.journaltitleOptics Expressen_US
mus.citation.volume20en_US
mus.identifier.categoryEngineering & Computer Scienceen_US
mus.identifier.categoryPhysics & Mathematicsen_US
mus.identifier.doi10.1364/oe.20.025137en_US
mus.relation.collegeCollege of Engineeringen_US
mus.relation.collegeCollege of Letters & Scienceen_US
mus.relation.departmentElectrical & Computer Engineering.en_US
mus.relation.departmentPhysics.en_US
mus.relation.universityMontana State University - Bozemanen_US
mus.data.thumbpage6en_US


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