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