Radiation hard mode-locked laser suitable as a spaceborne frequency comb

dc.contributor.authorBuchs, Gilles
dc.contributor.authorKundermann, Stefan
dc.contributor.authorPortuondo-Campa, Erwin
dc.contributor.authorLecomte, Steve
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-14T17:07:59Z
dc.date.available2022-02-14T17:07:59Z
dc.date.issued2015-04-20
dc.description.abstractWe report ground-level gamma and proton radiation tests of a passively mode-locked diode-pumped solid-state laser (DPSSL) with Yb:KYW gain medium. A total gamma dose of 170 krad(H2O) applied in 5 days generates minor changes in performances while maintaining solitonic regime. Pre-irradiation specifications are fully recovered over a day to a few weeks timescale. A proton fluence of 9.76·1010 cm?2 applied in few minutes shows no alteration of the laser performances. Furthermore, complete stabilization of the laser shows excellent noise properties. From our results, we claim that the investigated femtosecond DPSSL technology can be considered rad-hard and would be suitable for generating frequency combs compatible with long duration space missions.
dc.identifier.citationOptics Express, vol. 23 (8), pp. 9890-9900
dc.identifier.doi10.1364/OE.23.009890
dc.identifier.issn1094-4087
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12839/820
dc.identifier.urlhttps://www.osapublishing.org/oe/abstract.cfm?uri=oe-23-8-9890
dc.titleRadiation hard mode-locked laser suitable as a spaceborne frequency comb
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.type.csemdivisionsDiv-E
dc.type.csemresearchareasPhotonics
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