Space and Astronomy
Discover and explore with components designed for harsh space environments, including freeform and large format optics, lasers, and radiation hardened fiber optics.
Choose Coherent when there is no chance for a second chance.
- Space Qualified Deploying fibers, lasers, and optics found in earth orbit, on moons and planets, and exploring the outer limits of the universe.
- Customized Solutions Manufacturing aspheric and freeform optics, harsh environment fiber, and qualified lasers for LEOs, communications, and telescopes.
- Acceptance Testing Designing and testing capabilities including shock, vibration, thermal cycling, and radiation tolerance for optimum performance.
Leading the industry in specialty light-weighted, large-format optics polished to picometer tolerances.
Optimizing custom lasers for use in LEO communications arrays, in weather satellites, and as planetary illuminators.
Tolerate harsh conditions with radiation hardened fibers for spacecraft navigation and telecommunication - even on Mars.
Providing domestically grown crystals in custom sizes and lengths for mission-specific laser bandwidth requirements.
Photonics for Space Applications
Coherent optics, coatings, lasers, crystals, and fibers are deployed everywhere from the Hubble Space Telescope to the New Horizons spacecraft and beyond.
Mobile Excimer Laser Enables Robotic CFRP Cleaning
See how the high repetition rate (1000 Hz) and pulse energy (10 mJ) of the ExciStar allows rapid processing and continuous movement of the laser beam over the part surface.