6 March 2013 Space qualified laser transmitter for NASA's ICESat-2 mission
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Fibertek has developed an environmentally hardened Technology Readiness Level-6 laser transmitter system for the NASA Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2). The laser transmitter generates over 9 W of 532 nm output with a pulse repetition rate of 10kHz and a FWHM pulse width of < 1.5 ns with an expected lifetime of > 1 trillion shots. This paper presents the results of the Structural, Thermal and Optical analysis, details on the NASA General Environmental Verification Specification testing requirements, and the success of the laser transmitter performance through vibration and thermal vacuum testing.
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Nicholas W. Sawruk, Nicholas W. Sawruk, Mark A. Stephen, Mark A. Stephen, Slava Litvinovitch, Slava Litvinovitch, Joel E. Edelman, Joel E. Edelman, Michael M. Albert, Michael M. Albert, Ryan E. Edwards, Ryan E. Edwards, Charles F. Culpepper, Charles F. Culpepper, William J. Rudd, William J. Rudd, Elias Fakhoury, Elias Fakhoury, Floyd E. Hovis, Floyd E. Hovis, "Space qualified laser transmitter for NASA's ICESat-2 mission", Proc. SPIE 8599, Solid State Lasers XXII: Technology and Devices, 85990O (6 March 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2005590; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2005590


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