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Qualification of laser optics for upcoming ESA space laser missions

Paper Abstract

As a consequence of the ongoing interest for deployment of laser systems into space, suitable optical components have to be developed and must be extensively space qualified to ensure reliable, continuous, and autonomous operation. The exposure to space environment can adversely affect the longevity of optics, mainly coatings, and lead to system degradation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 January 2018
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 10564, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2012, 105642K (5 January 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2309267
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Wolfgang Riede, Institute of Technical Physics, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (Germany)
Paul Allenspacher, Institute of Technical Physics, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (Germany)
Alessandra Ciapponi, Institute of Technical Physics, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (Germany)
Helmut Schröder, Institute of Technical Physics, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (Germany)
Denny Wernham, European Space Agency - ESTEC (Netherlands)
Fabio Era, SELEX Galileo S.p.A. (Italy)
Dominique Thibault, ASTRIUM (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10564:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2012
Bruno Cugny; Errico Armandillo; Nikos Karafolas, Editor(s)

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