Coherent Doppler Lidars (CDLs), operating at an eye-safe 1.5-micron wavelength, have found promising applications in the optimization of wind-power production. To meet the wind-energy sector's impending demand for more cost-efficient industrial sensors, we have focused on the development of continuous-wave CDL systems using compact, inexpensive semiconductor laser (SL) sources. In this work, we compare the performance of two candidate emitters for an allsemiconductor CDL system: (1) a monolithic master-oscillator-power-amplifier (MOPA) SL and (2) an external-cavity tapered diode laser (ECTDL).
|Conference||SPIE Photonics West : High-Power Diode Laser Technology and Applications X|
|City||San Francisco, CA|
|Period||22/01/2012 → 22/01/2012|
|Series||Proceedings of SPIE, the International Society for Optical Engineering|
- Semiconductor laser