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Multiple-diode laser optomechanical issues
Author(s): John E. Jackson; Ben Alan Armentrout; J. P. Buck; Amos J. Chenoweth; G. A. Elliott; Allen Mark Fox; Jeff T. Ganley; W. C. Gray; L. L. Jett; Kevin M. Johnson; J. F. Kelsey; R. J. Minelli; Garry E. Rose; W. James Shepherd; Joseph D. Zino
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Paper Abstract

A high quality Multiple Diode Laser (MDL) has been built that combines 16 Spectra Diode Lab's laser diodes into a single beam using both wavelength and polarization combining. The MDL was designed and built to space flight requirements. Critical submicrometer tolerances to achieve wavelength stability, beam collimation, and beam coalignment and stability were met using developed repeatable processes. The most stressing optomechanical requirement was the placement and cementing of an external etalon very accurately positioned 36.3 +/- 0.05 micron from the diode to control the wavelength of the diode output. The second most stressing optomechanical requirement was maintaining the source decenter from the optical axis of the collimating lens to +/- 0.09 micron to insure coalignment of the 16 diode beams. The design and process techniques used to achieve these most critical optomechauical tolerances will be described as well as MDL performance achieved through environmental testing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1991
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1533, Optomechanics and Dimensional Stability, (1 December 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.48844
Show Author Affiliations
John E. Jackson, McDonnell Douglas Electronics Systems Co. (United States)
Ben Alan Armentrout, McDonnell Douglas Electronics Systems Co. (United States)
J. P. Buck, McDonnell Douglas Electronics Systems Co. (United States)
Amos J. Chenoweth, McDonnell Douglas Electronics Systems Co. (United States)
G. A. Elliott, McDonnell Douglas Electronics Systems Co. (United States)
Allen Mark Fox, McDonnell Douglas Electronics Systems Co. (United States)
Jeff T. Ganley, McDonnell Douglas Electronics Systems Co. (United States)
W. C. Gray, McDonnell Douglas Electronics Systems Co. (United States)
L. L. Jett, McDonnell Douglas Electronics Systems Co. (United States)
Kevin M. Johnson, McDonnell Douglas Electronics Systems Co. (United States)
J. F. Kelsey, McDonnell Douglas Electronics Systems Co. (United States)
R. J. Minelli, McDonnell Douglas Electronics Systems Co. (United States)
Garry E. Rose, McDonnell Douglas Electronics Systems Co. (United States)
W. James Shepherd, McDonnell Douglas Electronics Systems Co. (United States)
Joseph D. Zino, McDonnell Douglas Electronics Systems Co. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1533:
Optomechanics and Dimensional Stability
Roger A. Paquin; Daniel Vukobratovich, Editor(s)

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