Space-Qualified Laser for Microgravity Experiments
Space-Qualified Laser for Microgravity
Schwartz Electro-Optics, Inc.
45 Winthrop Street
Concord, MA 01742
Peter F. Moulton
The project will develop an all-solid-state laser for spectroscopic analysis of
reactive mixtures, a critical need for space-based combustion experiments. The approach
used has the distinct advantage of being based on Ti:sapphire, a tunable laser material
already under development for space-based lidar systems. The project will produce
the first, space-qualifiable, tunable laser for visible to ultraviolet laser spectroscopy.
Potential Commercial Application:
Potential Commercial Applications: This laser system would provide a source of tuneable
infrared-to-ultraviolet light useful for basic spectroscopy, combustion diagnostics,
and laser photochemistry.