10 May 2018 Component-level selection and qualification for the Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI) laser altimeter transmitter
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Flight quality solid-state lasers require a unique and extensive set of testing and qualification processes, both at the system and component levels to insure the laser's promised performance. As important as the overall laser transmitter design is, the quality and performance of individual subassemblies, optics, and electro-optics dictate the final laser unit’s quality. The Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI) laser transmitters employ all the usual components typical for a diode-pumped, solid-state laser, yet must each go through their own individual process of specification, modeling, performance demonstration, inspection, and destructive testing. These qualification processes as well as the test results for the laser crystals, laser diode arrays, electro-optics, and optics, will be reviewed as well as the relevant critical issues encountered, prior to their installation in the GEDI flight laser units.
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Erich A. Frese, Erich A. Frese, Furqan L. Chiragh, Furqan L. Chiragh, Robert Switzer, Robert Switzer, Aleksey A. Vasilyev, Aleksey A. Vasilyev, Joe Thomas, Joe Thomas, D. Barry Coyle, D. Barry Coyle, Paul R. Stysley, Paul R. Stysley, "Component-level selection and qualification for the Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI) laser altimeter transmitter", Proc. SPIE 10636, Laser Radar Technology and Applications XXIII, 106360T (10 May 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2304032; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2304032
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