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Space-qualified three-color solid state lidar
Author(s): Edmond J. Joe; John H. Chang
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Paper Abstract

The LIDAR In-space Technology Experiment (LITE) is scheduled for flight in mid-1994 on the Space Shuttle Atlantis (STS-65) as its primary payload. The purpose of this experiment to gather data based on the atmospheric backscatter from the earth''s upper and lower atmospheres from the three-color neodymium:YAG-based lidar. The heart of this experiment is the Laser Transmitter Module (LTM). Designed and built by TITAN/SPECTRON, the LTM is a dual redundant flashlamp-pumped Nd:YAG laser that emits three wavelengths at 1064, 532, and 355 nm. This paper describes the systems approach used to develop, test, and build the world''s first high-powered laser system for use in space

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1992
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1633, Laser Radar VII: Advanced Technology for Applications, (1 June 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.59201
Show Author Affiliations
Edmond J. Joe, Titan Corp. (United States)
John H. Chang, Titan Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1633:
Laser Radar VII: Advanced Technology for Applications
Richard J. Becherer, Editor(s)

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