Four generations of sodium guide star lasers for adaptive optics in astronomy and space situational awareness
This paper recalls the history of sodium guide star laser systems used in astronomy and space situational awareness adaptive optics, analyzing the impact that sodium laser technology evolution has had on routine telescope operations. While it would not be practical to describe every single sodium guide star laser system developed to date, it is possible to characterize their evolution in broad technology terms. The first generation of sodium lasers used dye laser technology to create the first...[Show more]
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|Source:||Proceedings of SPIE Volume 9909: The International Society for Optical Engineering|
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