1 May 1991 1W cw diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser for coherent space communication systems
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Proceedings Volume 1522, Optical Space Communication II; (1991) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.46093
Event: Munich '91 (Lasers '91), 1991, Munich, Germany
A design concept suitable for space applications is proposed on the basis of a diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser transmitter laboratory breadboard; this transmitter must not only furnish the data carrier but also serve as a tracking reference and (in conjunction with a boost amplifier) as a beacon for receiver-station acquisition. The diffraction-limited beam is generated with 6.3-percent electrical-to-optical conversion efficiency. The proposed space communications system will incorporate astigmatically-focused stacked-laser diodes for continuous reliable operation over the course of seven years.
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Ulrich A. Johann, Ulrich A. Johann, Wolf Seelert, Wolf Seelert, } "1W cw diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser for coherent space communication systems", Proc. SPIE 1522, Optical Space Communication II, (1 May 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.46093; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.46093

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