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Waveguide PPLN second harmonic generator for NASA's space interferometry mission (SIM)
Author(s): Daniel H. Chang; Ilya Y. Poberezhskiy; Jerry L. Mulder
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Paper Abstract

The Frequency Doubler (FDR) is a component of the External Metrology subsystem on NASA's Space Interferometry Mission, performing second harmonic generation using quasi-phasematched PPLN waveguides pigtailed with polarization maintaining fiber. The need for harmonic generation on SIM is explained. Packaging and results of performance and space-qualification testing of the FDR are described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 September 2007
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 6713, Nanophotonics and Macrophotonics for Space Environments, 67130U (26 September 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.731131
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Daniel H. Chang, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Ilya Y. Poberezhskiy, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Jerry L. Mulder, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6713:
Nanophotonics and Macrophotonics for Space Environments
Edward W. Taylor; David A. Cardimona, Editor(s)

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