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Laser Zentrum Hannover eV (LZH) will partner with Optomaterials srl in Italy and Altechna Coatings UAB in Lithuania to develop a European supply chain for space-qualified, high-performance laser crystals made of alexandrite. The EU project, named “High-Performance Alexandrite Crystals and Coatings for High-Power Space Applications” (GALACTIC), aims to make these laser crystals available to the European Space Agency (ESA) for its Earth observation satellites.
The GALACTIC consortium qualifies alexandrite laser crystals for high-performance applications in space. Courtesy of Laser Zentrum Hannover.
Altechna Coatings will develop space-compliant, highly durable optical coatings specifically tailored for alexandrite pulsed…