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Optical Engineering

High-power, high-data-rate laser diode transmitter
Author(s): Thomas H. Ebben; David L. Begley; Robert G. Marshalek
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Paper Abstract

This paper reports the performance and test results of a highpower laser diode transmitter (HPLDT). The HPLDT provides a controlled environment to operate semiconductor lasers with power levels exceeding 0.5 W and is scalable to multi-watt output powers. It provides thermal and optical power control and overdrive protection, and is capable of modulating the laser at high data rates (up to i0 pulses/s). In addition, the HPLDT can accommodate a variety of semiconductor lasers and input modulating signal types over a wide bandwidth.

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Date Published: 1 March 1995
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Opt. Eng. 34(3) doi: 10.1117/12.190435
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 34, Issue 3
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Thomas H. Ebben, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
David L. Begley, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
Robert G. Marshalek, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)


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