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A mission-enabling UV laser for mass spectrometry (UVMS) with continuously selectable output for in-situ planetary exploration
Author(s): D. Barry Coyle; Demetrios Poulios; Ricardo Arevalo; Greg B. Clarke; Paul R. Stysley
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Paper Abstract

Ultra-compact, nanosecond-class spaceflight-compatible UV lasers are finding increasing application in laser desorption, excitation, and ionization analytical applications on planetary missions, such as the detection and characterization of potential molecular biosignatures on Mars or icy moon surfaces. A short pulsed, solid state, UV laser is under development with selectable pulse energy capabilities for optimized sample ion production at a planetary surface.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 May 2018
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 10636, Laser Radar Technology and Applications XXIII, 106360V (10 May 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2305223
Show Author Affiliations
D. Barry Coyle, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Demetrios Poulios, American Univ. (United States)
Ricardo Arevalo, Univ. of Maryland, College Park (United States)
Greg B. Clarke, American Univ. (United States)
Paul R. Stysley, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10636:
Laser Radar Technology and Applications XXIII
Monte D. Turner; Gary W. Kamerman, Editor(s)

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