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Optical Engineering

Optical Communications in Space
Author(s): Monte Ross
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Paper Abstract

A short history of laser communication developments devoted to space communications is presented, followed by a description of present high data rate (up to 1 Gbps) systems under development, and discussion of the most promising space laser commuication techniques. Critical. components such as the laser, modulator, detector, high speed electronics, and acquisition and tracking system will be discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 1974
PDF: 9 pages
Opt. Eng. 13(5) 135374 doi: 10.1117/12.7971735
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 13, Issue 5
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Monte Ross, McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Company-East (United States)


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