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FULAS: high energy laser source for future LIDAR applications
Author(s): Sven Hahn; Markus Bode; Jörg Luttmann; Dieter Hoffmann

Paper Abstract

Reliable high energy laser sources had been proven in the past to be the bottle neck for space-borne LIDAR instruments. The presented FULAS laser optical design concept and the developed technologies define a technology baseline for a high variety of potential LIDAR applications. The technology provides a reliable space compatible system design, optimized with respect to lifetime and in especial laser induced contamination. The applied design principles and modularity allow proven energy scalability, flexible modes of operation and a manifold of opportunities for tailoring of the output wavelength. The concept, some details of the design and the potential for future application are addressed in this publication

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 July 2019
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 11180, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2018, 111805F (12 July 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2536114
Show Author Affiliations
Sven Hahn, Airbus Defence and Space GmbH (Germany)
Markus Bode, Airbus Defence and Space GmbH (Germany)
Jörg Luttmann, Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology (Germany)
Dieter Hoffmann, Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology (Germany)

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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