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Laser transmitter for lidar in-space technology experiment
Author(s): John H. Chang; Marc C. Cimolino; Mulugeta Petros
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Paper Abstract

The Lidar In-Space Technology Experiment (LITE) laser transmitter module (LTM) flight laser optical architecture has been space qualified by extensive testing at the system, subsystem, and component level. The projected system output performance has been verified using an optically and electrically similar breadboard version of the laser. Parasitic lasing was closely examined and completely suppressed after design changes were implemented and tested. Oscillator and amplifier-type heads were separately tested to 150 million shots. Critical subassemblies have undergone environmental testing to shuttle qualification levels. A superior three-color anti reflection coating was developed and tested for use on 14 surfaces after the final amplifier.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1991
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 1492, Earth and Atmospheric Remote Sensing, (1 September 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.45832
Show Author Affiliations
John H. Chang, Spectron Development Labs., Inc. (United States)
Marc C. Cimolino, Spectron Development Labs., Inc. (United States)
Mulugeta Petros, Spectron Development Labs., Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1492:
Earth and Atmospheric Remote Sensing
Robert J. Curran; James Alan Smith; Ken Watson, Editor(s)

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