12 Oct

GALACTIC to present results on the pretreatment of Alexandrite laser crystals at the SPIE Laser Damage 2021 conference

At the SPIE Laser Damage 2021 (12-15 October), Laurynas Lukoševičius of Altechna Coatings (LT) shall be presenting his latest work on Alexandrite laser crystal pretreatment.

Watch his poster presentation on the ‘Development of alexandrite laser crystal treatment prior to coating deposition for high power space applications’ at any time from 12-15 October 2021, and feel free to submit questions via the conference chat.

Check out https://bit.ly/2V3olLR for details.

Space-based earth observation missions are an essential building block gaining the data to understand our planet. In particular, space missions which are enhanced by laser-based instruments enable new ways of monitoring the atmosphere or the planet’s surface.

The availability of space-qualified TRL 6 high performance coated Alexandrite laser crystals within Europe is a major enabling technology for future earth observation space missions. For this reason, the GALACTIC project aims for the creation of the complete supply chain solely by European industry for high performance, high quality coated Alexandrite laser crystals.

For this goal, two industrial partners and a research institute team up to combine their expertise and reach this goal: Altechna Coatings (Lithuania), Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (Germany), and Optomaterials S.r.l. (Italy). The combined forces of the partners will enable a detailed TRL 6 qualification of the coated Alexandrite crystals within the GALACTIC project making these crystals a new purely European product to be utilized in future space missions by the space industry.

The development will be accompanied by strategic dissemination activities promoting the activities of GALACTIC to a broad audience.

Click here to view the project outline on the CORDIS platform.