Workshop on "Laser Diodes for Space Applications"
Mon November 23 2015, 9:00 AM – Tue November 24 2015, 6:00 PM
The FP7-Space Project BRITESPACE in collaboration with ESA is pleased to announce the international Workshop on “Laser Diodes for Space Applications”, devoted to promote the contact between developers and manufacturers of laser diodes with developers and users of space systems.
The aim is to promote the interaction between communities of laser diodes manufacturers and space systems developers and users in both research and industry environments.


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This workshop will focus on the needs of appropriate laser diodes sources and configurations required by specific space applications.
  • Design, development and manufacturing of pulsed and CW laser diodes and semiconductor amplifiers: Broad Area Laser Diodes, DFB, DBR, VCSEL, VECSEL, Diodes Arrays, Bars and Stacks, Master Oscillator Power Amplifier (MOPA), Photonic Crystals.
  • Space applications of laser diodes: Free Space Communications, Pump Modules, Intra Satellite Communications, Microwave Photonics, Navigation Sensors, Clocks, Planetary Exploration and Monitoring: LIDAR, Spectrometers.
  • Reliability of laser diodes in space environment: Thermal, Vacuum/Contamination, Radiation, Vibration. Space qualification, performance testing and characterization of laser diodes.

The program includes both invited (25+5 min.) and contributed presentations (17+3 min.) in six sessions, starting after lunch time of November 23th and finishing at afternoon of November 24th. The final program can be found at: The workshop dinner on 23th and a visit to III-V Lab laboratories in the afternoon of 23th have been programmed.
Invited Speakers
1. M. Vanzi, University of Cagliari (Italy). Failure physics of laser diodes. Historical issues and recent updates.
2. J. Piris, ESTEC, ESA (The Netherlands). Testing and evaluation of laser diodes for space applications at ESTEC.
3. O. Gilard, CNES (France). Space qualification strategy for laser diodes.
4. A. Kohl, Quantel (Germany). Evolution and perspectives of QCW high power laser diodes for space applications.
5. L. S. How, Adveotec (France). Laser diode reliability testing for Space applications.
6. J. Tomm, Max-Born Institut (Germany). Sudden degradation of AlGaAs-based high-power diode lasers: Analysis of bulk and facet failures.
7. H. Scheife, TESAT Spacecom (Germany). 8 Years in Space: Laser Diode Pump Modules in the Laser Communication Terminal.
8. V. Loyo, Jenoptik (Germany). Space qualified solutions with high-power diode lasers.
9. J. Barbero, Alter Technology Group (Spain). Testing of laser diodes for space applications at ALTER.
10. F. van Dijk, III-V lab (France). Semiconductor laser development for space applications at III-V lab.
11. I. Esquivias, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain), High-brightness multi-section semiconductor laser for space-borne lidar measurements of atmospheric carbon dioxide.
12. M. Traub, Fraunhofer-Institut für Lasertechnik (Germany), Beam Shaping of High Power Laser Diodes for Space Applications.