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IA is member of the international consortium ESA-eLISA, responsible for the development of the engineering model of the Laser Head of the eLISA system. This consortium is led by the portuguese company Lusospace and includes as partners Laser Zentrum Hannover and the Czech Space Research Center. IA tasks in this project include modelling all the optical path in the laser head, evaluating the best control strategies that comply with the strictest requirements in terms of laser frequency, phase and intensity noise (RIN). IA has also the responsibility for the hardware development of the Optical Power Monitor, a sub-assembly that shall be measuring the RIN of the laser output beam.

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Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia