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Overview of space qualified solid state lasers development at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Author(s): Anthony W. Yu; Steve X. Li; George B. Shaw; Antonios Seas; Mark A. Stephen; Elisavet Troupaki; Aleksey Vasilyev; Luis Ramos-Izquierdo; Alan Lukemier; William Mamakos; Anthony Melak; Jeff Guzek; Alberto Rosanova
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Paper Abstract

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) has been engaging in Earth and planetary science instruments development for many years. With stunning topographic details of the Mars surface to Earth's surface maps and ice sheets dynamics of recent years, NASA GSFC has provided vast amount of scientific data products that gave detailed insights into Earth's and planetary sciences. In this paper we will review the past and present of space-qualified laser programs at GSFC and offer insights into future laser based science instrumentations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 February 2009
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7193, Solid State Lasers XVIII: Technology and Devices, 719305 (13 February 2009);
Show Author Affiliations
Anthony W. Yu, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Steve X. Li, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
George B. Shaw, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Antonios Seas, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Mark A. Stephen, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Elisavet Troupaki, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Aleksey Vasilyev, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Luis Ramos-Izquierdo, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Alan Lukemier, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
William Mamakos, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Anthony Melak, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Jeff Guzek, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Alberto Rosanova, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7193:
Solid State Lasers XVIII: Technology and Devices
W. Andrew Clarkson; Norman Hodgson; Ramesh K. Shori, Editor(s)

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