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High-Power Diode Lasers For Space Communications: A Review
Author(s): D. Botez
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Paper Abstract

The status of high-power (50-1000 mW) diode lasers for space communications is reviewed, with emphasis on monolithic devices. The current performance and future potential of single-element devices, few-element (2-3) phase-locked arrays and many-element (>10) phase-locked arrays are presented and discussed. A brief discussion of hybrid devices for achieving watt-range powers is presented as well.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 May 1988
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 0885, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies, (2 May 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.976555
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D. Botez, TRW Space & Technology Group (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0885:
Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies
David L. Begley; Gerhard A. Koepf, Editor(s)

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