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Center Independent Research & Development: GSFC IRAD

Photonics Chip Laser Metrology System for LUVOIR

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Project Introduction

In this project, we will design an integrated photonics circuit (PIC) that includes all essential laser metrology functions necessary for active alignment of multi-segmented telescopes represented by LUVOIR. The proposed photonics-chip metrology laser concept would dramatically simplify the existing metrology system in size and mass, and improve performance by integrating components into PICs with a much smaller footprint.  This project will focus on designing the first prototype metrology PIC.

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