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Evaluation of high power laser diodes for space applications: effects of the gaseous environment and mechanical stress in their long term performance
Author(s): J. Piris; E. M. Murphy; M. Levy; G. Klumel; R. Diamant; B. Sarti

Paper Abstract

Several ESA missions incorporate high power laser systems as core constituents of the payload. Instruments based on techniques such as Light Detection And Ranging (LIDAR) can offer extremely accurate measurements of great scientific and industrial interest such as atmosphere composition, wind speed, aerosol presence, topography and water depth, surface backscattering and many more. Other active optical techniques such as Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) enable the remote testing of the composition of rocks. Rendezvous sensors can guide the approach and docking of spacecraft, or assist in the descent of a lander on a surface.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 November 2017
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 10563, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2014, 105633A (17 November 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2304202
Show Author Affiliations
J. Piris, ESA-ESTEC (Netherlands)
E. M. Murphy, ESA-ESTEC (Netherlands)
M. Levy, SCD SemiConductor Devices (Israel)
G. Klumel, SCD SemiConductor Devices (Israel)
R. Diamant, SCD SemiConductor Devices (Israel)
B. Sarti, ESA-ESTEC (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10563:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2014
Zoran Sodnik; Bruno Cugny; Nikos Karafolas, Editor(s)

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