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Solar pumped laser technology options for space power transmissionAn overview of long-range options for in-space laser power transmission is presented. The focus is on the new technology and research status of solar-pumped lasers and their solar concentration needs. The laser options include gas photodissociation lasers, optically-pumped solid-state lasers, and blackbody-pumped transfer lasers. The paper concludes with a summary of current research thrusts.
Document ID
19870030869
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Conway, E. J. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 13, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1986
Subject Category
LASERS AND MASERS
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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