1 February 1992 Reliability requirements for solid state lasers in space applications
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Proceedings Volume 1620, Laser Testing and Reliability; (1992) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.56866
Event: SPIE Technical: OPTCON '91, 1991, San Jose, CA, United States
Abstract
This paper discusses the reliability requirements and specific characteristics of solid state lasers in space-borne applications. For the purpose of discussion here, we refer to solid state lasers as those not employing active media in the gas or liquid state. Therefore we will cover both semiconductor laser diodes (principally GaAlAs/GaAs) and crystalline lasers (principally Nd:YAG). The paper is therefore divided into two major sections addressing each laser type.
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David L. Begley, Robert G. Marshalek, Robert J. Smith, "Reliability requirements for solid state lasers in space applications", Proc. SPIE 1620, Laser Testing and Reliability, (1 February 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.56866; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.56866
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