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Development of a pulsed UV laser system for laser-desorption mass spectrometry on Mars
Author(s): C. Kolleck; A. Büttner; M. Ernst; T. Hülsenbusch; T. Lang; R. Marwah; S. Mebben; M. Priehs; D. Kracht; J. Neumann

Paper Abstract

A near-flight prototype of a pulsed UV laser has been developed for the Mars Organic Molecule Analyzer (MOMA) of the ExoMars mission. The laser head is based on a Nd:YAG oscillator with subsequent frequency quadrupling and emits nanosecond pulses with an energy of > 300 μJ at a wavelength of 266 nm. The design is compact and lightweight. Tests in relevant environment regarding temperature, vibration, and radiation have been performed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 November 2017
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 10565, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2010, 105650N (20 November 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2309199
Show Author Affiliations
C. Kolleck, Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (Germany)
Ctr. for Quantum-Engineering and Space-Time Research (Germany)
A. Büttner, Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (Germany)
M. Ernst, Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (Germany)
T. Hülsenbusch, Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (Germany)
T. Lang, Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (Germany)
R. Marwah, Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (Germany)
S. Mebben, Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (Germany)
M. Priehs, Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (Germany)
Ctr. for Quantum-Engineering and Space-Time Research (Germany)
D. Kracht, Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (Germany)
Ctr. for Quantum-Engineering and Space-Time Research (Germany)
J. Neumann, Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (Germany)
Ctr. for Quantum-Engineering and Space-Time Research (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10565:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2010
Errico Armandillo; Bruno Cugny; Nikos Karafolas, Editor(s)

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