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The MERLIN satellite, a collaboration between DLR RfM in Germany and CNES in France, will use a radar-like laser system to measure the methane concentration in Earth’s atmosphere. The satellite’s Integrated Path Differential Absorption (IPDA) lidar will send laser light to Earth’s surface and analyze the backscattered signal.
Ferdinand-Braun-Institut (FBH) developed and manufactured laser diode benches (LDBs) for the satellite’s lidar system. Six of these space-qualified LDBs have been integrated into three pump modules from the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology (ILT). The modules generate the necessary pump energy for the oscillator of a Nd:YAG solid-state laser and are integrated into the lidar…READ MORE