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Reliability requirements for solid state lasers in space applications
Author(s): David L. Begley; Robert G. Marshalek; Robert J. Smith
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Paper Abstract

This paper discusses the reliability requirements and specific characteristics of solid state lasers in space-borne applications. For the purpose of discussion here, we refer to solid state lasers as those not employing active media in the gas or liquid state. Therefore we will cover both semiconductor laser diodes (principally GaAlAs/GaAs) and crystalline lasers (principally Nd:YAG). The paper is therefore divided into two major sections addressing each laser type.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1992
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1620, Laser Testing and Reliability, (1 February 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.56866
Show Author Affiliations
David L. Begley, Ball Aerospace Systems Group (United States)
Robert G. Marshalek, Ball Aerospace Systems Group (United States)
Robert J. Smith, Ball Aerospace Systems Group (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1620:
Laser Testing and Reliability
David L. Begley; S. C. Wang, Editor(s)

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