An Optical Parametric Oscillator Laser (OPOL) AN/GVS-5 Based Mid-Infrared Chemical Remote Sensor

Period of Performance: 09/30/1997 - 09/30/1999


Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Lasen, Inc.
300 N. Telshor - Suite 600
Las Cruces, NM 88011
Principal Investigator

Research Topics


The proposed effort will use the AN/GVS-5 rangefinder as a platform to construct a mid-infrared DIAL type lidar. An optical parametric oscillator laser (OPOL) will produce tunable infrared radiation in the 3-5 um region. The lidar receiver will employ an optical parametric amplifier (OPOL) to enhance the signal to noise ratio of the system. The resulting DIAL system will be man portable with a detection limit 1ppm at 0.5km.