Long-term vacuum tests of single-mode vertical cavity surface emitting laser diodes used for a scalar magnetometer

Christian Hagen, Michaela Ellmeier, J. Piris, Roland Lammegger, I. Jernej, Werner Magnes, E. Murphy, Andreas Pollinger, C. Erd, Wolfgang Baumjohann

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Scalar magnetometers measure the magnitude of the magnetic field, while vector magnetometers (mostly fluxgate magnetometers) produce three-component outputs proportional to the magnitude and the direction of the magnetic field. While scalar magnetometers have a high accuracy, vector magnetometers suffer from parameter drifts and need to be calibrated during flight. In some cases, full science return can only be achieved by a combination of vector and scalar magnetometers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105634Y-1 - 105634Y-8
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of SPIE
Publication statusPublished - 16 Nov 2017
EventInternational Conference on Space Optics—ICSO 2014 - La Caleta / Tenerife, Spain
Duration: 7 Oct 201410 Oct 2014

Fields of Expertise

  • Advanced Materials Science

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