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Space Laser Communications Efficient Application Of A Low Power Nd:YAG Laser
Author(s): J. D. Barry
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Paper Abstract

Space laser communications with the Nd:YAG laser offers the most efficient means for transfering wideband data from one satellite to another. A space test in 1980 of the Nd:YAG laser system operating at a rate of 1000 megabits per second will establish the basis for future systems. The present state of the art of low power Nd:YAG lasers has been demonstrated by the space laser. The principles of operation and design of the space Nd:YAG laser are discussed. The laser is operated conductively cooled, mode-locked and frequency doubled. The space system uses both solar and lamp pumped lasers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 January 1977
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0092, Practical Applications of Low Power Lasers, (18 January 1977); doi: 10.1117/12.955095
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J. D. Barry, USAF/SAMSO/SKX (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0092:
Practical Applications of Low Power Lasers
Jay S. Chivian; Dayton D. Eden, Editor(s)

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