Fiber optic cables for transmission of high-power laser pulses in spaceflight applications

@inproceedings{Thomes2017FiberOC,
  title={Fiber optic cables for transmission of high-power laser pulses in spaceflight applications},
  author={William Joe Thomes and Melanie N. Ott and Rick F. Chuska and Robert C. Switzer and Diana Blair},
  booktitle={International Conference on Space Optics},
  year={2017}
}
Lasers with high peak power pulses are commonly used in spaceflight missions for a wide range of applications, from LIDAR systems to optical communications. Due to the high optical power needed, the laser has to be located on the exterior of the satellite or coupled through a series of free space optics. This presents challenges for thermal management, radiation resistance, and mechanical design. Future applications will require multiple lasers located close together, which further complicates… CONTINUE READING

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