Laser Diodes as Reliable Pump Source for Space-Borne Methane Remote Sensing Lidar System

K. Häusler, R. Staske, A. Maaßdorf, P. Ressel, C. Stölmacker, G. Tränkle and P. Crump

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Conf. on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO 2021), May 9-14, virtual event, p. JTu3A.108 (2021).

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Laser diode minibars for QCW pumping Nd:YAG at 63 W were developed for the satellite MERLIN and subjected to accelerated life test. Evaluating 320 single emitters indicates a reliability of 99.99% during the mission lifetime.

Ferdinand-Braun-Institut, Leibniz Institut für Höchstfrequenztechnik, Gustav-Kirchhoff-Str. 4, 12489 Berlin, Germany