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Optical Coatings For A Space Laser Communications System
Author(s): R. M. F. Linford; E. A. Strouse
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Paper Abstract

A study has been conducted to develop and evaluate the optical coatings required for a space laser communications system. The requirements for the Nd:YAG laser, solar collector optics, and other optical components are discussed. The approach to the design, fabrication, and evaluation of the coatings is outlined, including the environmental tests planned to determine the stability of the coatings in space. Selected experimental results are included.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 December 1978
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 0150, Laser and Fiber Optics Communications, (21 December 1978); doi: 10.1117/12.956699
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R. M. F. Linford, McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Co. (United States)
E. A. Strouse, Perkin-Elmer Corporation (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0150:
Laser and Fiber Optics Communications
Monte Ross, Editor(s)

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