EPJ Web of Conferences
Volume 119, 2016The 27th International Laser Radar Conference (ILRC 27)
|Number of page(s)
|Poster Session (Lidar for Trace Gas Monitoring)
|07 June 2016
Numerical Simulations of a 2.05 μm Q-switched Ho:YLF Laser for CO2 IPDA Space Remote Sensing
Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique, Route de Saclay, 91128 Palaiseau Cedex
Published online: 7 June 2016
We report on numerical simulations of the performances of a 2.05 μm double pulse Q-switched Ho:YLF laser for the monitoring of CO2 from space. A Q-switched Holmium laser set-up based on a MOPA configuration is proposed to fulfill the requirements of a IPDA space-borne measurement. Double pulse operation is considered to obtain a 250 μs delay time between the ON and OFF pulse emissions. Numerical simulations results show that up to 40 mJ ON pulse can be extracted from the Ho:YLF laser at a repetition rate of 350 Hz with an optical efficiency of 17 %.
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