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LIDAR System based on a High Brightness Semiconductor Laser and Single Photon Counting Detection for Space-borne Atmospheric CO2 Monitoring
Research Areas
  • Optics, electromagnetism,
  • Electronic technology and of the communications
High brightness semiconductor lasers are potential transmitters for future space LIDAR systems. In this contribution, we propose an all-semiconductor laser source for an Integrated Path Differential Absorption LIDAR system for column-averaged measurements of atmospheric CO2 in future satellite missions. The transmitter design is based on two monolithic Master Oscillator Power Amplifiers, providing the on-line and off-line wavelengths close to the selected absorption line around 1.57 ?m. Our design allows the emitters to deliver high power and high quality laser beams with good spectral properties. An output power above 400 mW with a SMSR higher than 45 dB has been demonstrated. On the side of the receiver, our results indicate that the major noise contribution comes from the ambient light. For this reason narrow band optical filters are used in the detection together with high sensitivity and low noise single photon counting techniques.
IX Reunion Española de Optoelectronica - OPTOEL 2015
Salamanca, España
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Libro de Comunicaciones Optoel 2015
  • Autor: Ignacio Esquivias Moscardo (UPM)
  • Autor: Antonio Perez Serrano (UPM)
  • Autor: Jose Manuel Garcia Tijero (UPM)
  • Autor: Mickael FAUGERON (III-V Lab)
  • Autor: Michel KRAKOWSKI ( (III-V Lab)
  • Autor: Frédéric VAN DIJK (III-V Lab)
  • Autor: Gerd KOCHEM (Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology (ILT))
  • Autor: Martin TRAUB (Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology (ILT))
  • Autor: Pawel ADAMIEC (Alter Technology Tüv Nord S.A.U.,)
  • Autor: Juan BARBERO (Alter Technology Tüv Nord S.A.U.,)
  • Autor: Xiao AI (University of Bristol)
  • Autor: John RARITY (University of Bristol)
  • Autor: Mathieu QUATREVALET (Institut für Physik der Atmosphäre, DLR)
  • Autor: Gerhard EHRET (Institut für Physik der Atmosphäre, DLR)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Grupo de Fotónica Aplicada
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Materiales y Dispositivos Avanzados para Tecnologías de Información y Comunicaciones
  • Departamento: Tecnología Fotónica y Bioingeniería
  • Departamento: Estructuras y Física de Edificación
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