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Diagnostic Testing For Evaluation Of Semiconductor Lasers For Space Communications
Author(s): A. J. Einhorn; D. B. Hall; P. R. Nelson
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Paper Abstract

Consistent performance and long lifetime in the space environment at high data rates are key issues in determining the applicability of semiconductor lasers for space communications. An understanding of the physical and optical characteristics of the laser diodes is required before failure criteria for this application can be stated. Many early life failures can be eliminated by a combination of quality screening and manufacturing process control. Essential device evaluation and failure analysis techniques are being developed to assure availability of long life diode lasers for this application.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 July 1982
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0328, Laser and Laser Systems Reliability, (23 July 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.933883
Show Author Affiliations
A. J. Einhorn, Hughes Aircraft Company (United States)
D. B. Hall, Hughes Aircraft Company (United States)
P. R. Nelson, Hughes Aircraft Company (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0328:
Laser and Laser Systems Reliability
Gary A. Evans, Editor(s)

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