How Alexandrite laser crystals make it possible to monitor vegetation health

Space missions which are enhanced by laser-based instruments enable new ways of monitoring the atmosphere or the planet’s surface. The availability of space-qualified TRL 6 high performance coated Alexandrite laser crystals within Europe is a major enabling technology for future earth observation space missions.

For this reason, the GALACTIC project aims for the creation of the complete supply chain solely by European industry for high performance, high quality coated Alexandrite laser crystals. This video explains how the GALACTIC project’s research will help Europe monitor the effects of climate change from space and better understand large-scale atmospheric dynamics.

Dr. Peter Weßels
Head of Solid-State Lasers Group
Laser Development Department
Phone: +49 511 2788-215