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Caveats and pitfalls of high energy UV laser operation on ground

Mondin, Linda and Wernham, Denny and Riede, Wolfgang and Schroeder, Helmut (2016) Caveats and pitfalls of high energy UV laser operation on ground. International Conference on Space Optics, Biarritz, Frankreich.

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During the Aeolus laser and instrument transmitter development it was shown that atmosphere quality was one major limiting factor for high energy UV laser operation at ambient pressure. As already proven in literature operation can only be safely obtained in the presence of oxygen ([1] to [6]). Furthermore, air quality has to be adequately controlled and monitored to ensure that no catastrophic event occurs. On-line qualitative (no/no-go discriminator) can be obtained using fluorescence monitoring of the laser beam, while GC-MS remains the technique of choice to quantitatively evaluate suitability of air supply a priori. LIC testing is in the process of being adapted to trace contaminant evaluation. Finally, the formation of laser generated absorbing features is described, during air irradiation. The potential root causes of these absorbing dot-like features are explored, using optical measurements, microscopic inspections and chemical analysis. Current results indicate organic deposits associated with metallic particles and a presence of phosphates

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/110328/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Caveats and pitfalls of high energy UV laser operation on ground
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Mondin, LindaLinda.Mondin (at) esa.intUNSPECIFIED
Wernham, DennyesaUNSPECIFIED
Riede, WolfgangWolfgang.Riede (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Schroeder, Helmuthelmut.schroeder (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:18 October 2016
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:laser damage, space laser reliability
Event Title:International Conference on Space Optics
Event Location:Biarritz, Frankreich
Event Type:international Conference
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:fixed-wing aircraft
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AR - Aircraft Research
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Laser Research and Technology
Location: Stuttgart
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Technical Physics > Active Optical Systems
Deposited By: Riede, Wolfgang
Deposited On:11 Jan 2017 08:55
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 20:07

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