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Studies and Concepts
The Studies and Concepts Department is engaged in experimental and theoretical studies regarding specific tasks and applications for established laser systems as well as in fundamental and conceptual studies of the design and application potential of future laser systems. Of particular relevance to the field of aerospace are concepts and experimental investigations of laser micropropulsion.
The technical and system-wide aspects of the applications of lasers are generally the subjects of concept studies. The analysis and evaluation of the performance of laser-active materials and non-linear optical components also play a special role. Another activity is the analysis of the potential hazards of laser radiation in various scenarios.
The work conducted on laser propulsion at the Institute of Technical Physics includes the study of pulsed thermal laser propulsion with stationary high-power laser sources, as well as the development and qualification of laser ablation micropropulsion thrusters...
Dr.rer.nat. Hans-Albert Eckel
German Aerospace Center
Institute of Technical Physics
Tel.: +49 711 6862-714
Fax: +49 711 6862-788
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