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Injection chaining of diode-pumped single-frequency ring lasers for free-space communication
Author(s): Emily A. P. Cheng; Thomas J. Kane; Richard W. Wallace; Donald M. Cornwell Jr.
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Paper Abstract

A high-power three-stage laser suitable for use in a space communication system has been built. This laser uses three diode-pumped Nd:YAG oscillators coherently combined using the technique of injection chaining. All three oscillators are in one compact and permanently aligned package, and are actively frequency locked to provide CW single frequency output. The three stages provide the redundancy desirable for space communications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1991
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1417, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies III, (1 June 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.43761
Show Author Affiliations
Emily A. P. Cheng, Lightwave Electronics Corp. (United States)
Thomas J. Kane, Lightwave Electronics Corp. (United States)
Richard W. Wallace, Lightwave Electronics Corp. (United States)
Donald M. Cornwell Jr., NASA/Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1417:
Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies III
David L. Begley; Bernard D. Seery, Editor(s)

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