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1W cw diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser for coherent space communication systems
Author(s): Ulrich A. Johann; Wolf Seelert
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Paper Abstract

A design concept suitable for space applications is proposed on the basis of a diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser transmitter laboratory breadboard; this transmitter must not only furnish the data carrier but also serve as a tracking reference and (in conjunction with a boost amplifier) as a beacon for receiver-station acquisition. The diffraction-limited beam is generated with 6.3-percent electrical-to-optical conversion efficiency. The proposed space communications system will incorporate astigmatically-focused stacked-laser diodes for continuous reliable operation over the course of seven years.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1991
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1522, Optical Space Communication II, (1 May 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.46093
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Ulrich A. Johann, Dornier GmbH (Germany)
Wolf Seelert, ADLAS GmbH & Co. KG (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1522:
Optical Space Communication II

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