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12 July 2010 Diode-seeded fiber-based sodium laser guide stars ready for deployment
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The quest of the astronomical instrumentation community for high-power, narrow-band CW laser guide stars (LGS) has been a challenge to the laser community for more than two decades now. Only recently, a new generation of rugged laser system developments has started to provide the laser infrastructure for the next generation earth-bound telescopes. We report on the system design of four 20W CW diode-seeded fiber-amplified laser guide star for deployment at the VLT in 2013.
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Wilhelm G. Kaenders, Axel Friedenauer, Vladimir Karpov, Vladimir Protopopov, Wallace R. L. Clements, Luke R. Taylor, Y. Feng, Domenico Bonaccini Calia, and Bernhard Ernstberger "Diode-seeded fiber-based sodium laser guide stars ready for deployment", Proc. SPIE 7736, Adaptive Optics Systems II, 773621 (12 July 2010); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.871383
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