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TRANSACTIONS OF THE JAPAN SOCIETY FOR AERONAUTICAL AND SPACE SCIENCES, AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGY JAPAN
Vol. 14 (2016) No. ists30 (ISTS Special Issue: Selected papers from the 30th International Symposium on Space Technology and Science) p. Pr_47-Pr_50

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http://doi.org/10.2322/tastj.14.Pr_47

r) Space Environment and Debris
  • Abstracts

Small space debris removal using phase conjugate light (PCL) was proposed. Required PCL energy for deorbiting debris rotating in the low-earth orbit was estimated to be several kilojoules. A flash-lamp pumped Nd:YAG resonator was used as a phase conjugator to achieve a simple-structured, all-optical debris tracking and pointing system. PCL generation was succeeded and its time-reversal property was demonstrated. Introducing MOPA system was discussed to be an effective way to increase PCL energy without losing beam quality.

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