International development contracts
Quantel, involved in various programs and projects
TECHNOLOGY & CAPABILITIES
has been involved in aerospace, space and defense projects for many years;
specifically in the design and development of diode-pumped pulsed lasers:
- onboard systems,
- missile guidance,
- document authentification …
Military applicationsQuantel developed and currently manufactures lasers for target designation and telemetry airborne applications. In collaboration with Thales, Quantel supplies a network of integrated fiber components for submarine security in littoral and maritime zones.
Quantel also manufactures diode IR illuminators that deliver beams at 800 – 900 nm, for active surveillance of zone. The illumination can be made in CW and QCW modes.
Space applicationsFor over 20 years, Quantel has been involved in ESA (European Space Agency) space programs. On ALADIN and the ATLID LIDAR programs, Quantel developed the primary power amplifier diode-pumped systems. We also provide long lifetime pumping diodes stacks specifically designed for the environmental conditions in space.
Quantel has been chosen by NASA as a supplier for the LOLA (Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter) program launched in June 2009.
Quantel diodes also equipped the LIBS laser “Chemcam” of the MSL09 NASA mission to Mars. We are a world leader for electro-optic efficiency which is essential for space applications. In only four years, Quantel increased diode lifetimes by tenfold.