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Functional, mechanical and thermal vacuum qualification testing of G&H proto-flight erbium doped fiber amplifier
Author(s): E. Kehayas; J. Edmunds; C. Palmer; C. Coopman; R. Webb; M. Tuci; M. Kechagias; K. Simpson; M. Welch; L. Stampoulidis

Paper Abstract

We present the development and qualification testing of G&H multi-channel fiber amplifier unit developed for satellite to ground free space laser communications. The qualification results show robust functional and structural performance following stress at all 3 possible excitation axes with high level sine vibration, random vibration and mechanical shock as well as thermal cycling between survival and operating temperatures in vacuum condition.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 July 2019
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 11180, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2018, 111803I (12 July 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2536045
Show Author Affiliations
E. Kehayas, Gooch & Housego (Torquay) Ltd. (United Kingdom)
J. Edmunds, Gooch & Housego Systems Technology Group (United Kingdom)
C. Palmer, Gooch & Housego Systems Technology Group (United Kingdom)
C. Coopman, Gooch & Housego Systems Technology Group (United Kingdom)
R. Webb, Gooch & Housego Systems Technology Group (United Kingdom)
M. Tuci, Gooch & Housego (Torquay) Ltd. (United Kingdom)
M. Kechagias, Gooch & Housego (Torquay) Ltd. (United Kingdom)
K. Simpson, Gooch & Housego Systems Technology Group (United Kingdom)
M. Welch, Gooch & Housego (United Kingdom)
L. Stampoulidis, Gooch & Housego Systems Technology Group (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11180:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2018
Zoran Sodnik; Nikos Karafolas; Bruno Cugny, Editor(s)

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