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Laser qualification for the Semiconductor Laser Intersatellite Link Experiment (SILEX) program
Author(s): Richard R. Craig; Benjamin Li; Benny Chan
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Paper Abstract

The SDL-5400 series commercial AlGaAs laser diode was characterized and screened for potential use as communication laser in the SILEX program. The lasers were initially tested through environmental extremes and for vacuum reliability to obtain preliminary indications that the laser was suitable to the requirement. Potential flight lasers were then built and screened for use. Endurance testing of samples from the potential flight lot has been completed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 August 1994
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2123, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies VI, (16 August 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.184650
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Richard R. Craig, SDL, Inc. (United States)
Benjamin Li, SDL, Inc. (United States)
Benny Chan, SDL, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2123:
Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies VI
G. Stephen Mecherle, Editor(s)

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