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Optical Engineering

Applications Of Semiconductor Lasers In Space Communications
Author(s): Gary Evans; Jay Leary; Jaroslava Wilcox
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Paper Abstract

Techniques for combining individual semiconductor lasers for use as a laser communication transmitter are discussed. The geometries, aging characteristics, and lifetimes of semiconductor lasers are reviewed, and the resulting effects on the laser communications transmitter are assessed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1983
PDF: 9 pages
Opt. Eng. 22(2) 222247 doi: 10.1117/12.7973092
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 22, Issue 2
Show Author Affiliations
Gary Evans, TRW Space and Technology Group (United States)
Jay Leary, The Aerospace Corporation (United States)
Jaroslava Wilcox, TRW Space and Technology Group (United States)

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