Check out the latest article about CMS in the May edition of Electro Optics Magazine
At the moment, our technology is still earth bound, but things might change in the course of the coming years. This article addresses the challenges of space-based optical coatings and their requirements for ultra-high quality mirrors.
CMS is currently working as part of a consortium led by Airbus and funded by the European Space Agency (ESA) on the implementation of crystalline coatings in space-relevant applications. The ultimate goal of this project is to supply a robust and high-performance optical reference cavity for the construction of a near-infrared “optical local oscillator”.
You can find the full article here.