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28 February 2006 Review of solid-state lasers for space applications (Tutorial)
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Solid-state lasers have been in use for space applications since the early days of the space program. To date most of the lasers have been pulsed Nd:YAG lasers and with the development of diode laser technology as pump sources, performance improvements in lifetime, weight and efficiency have been the key drivers to enable space missions. This paper will review the lasers used on various missions and discuss their designs and performance in light of their mission requirements.
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Robert S. Afzal "Review of solid-state lasers for space applications (Tutorial)", Proc. SPIE 6100, Solid State Lasers XV: Technology and Devices, 61001U (28 February 2006);


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