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High-performance c-band analog fiber optic link
Author(s): Steven R. Smith
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Paper Abstract

Satellite receiving terminals can benefit by locating the antennas on hill tops or away from interference and locating the receivers at a convenient, more accessible location. Wideband, high dynamic range, analog fiber optic links can replace conventional coax, wave-guide or microwave link techniques by using signal converters that offer superior performance, plus operational convenience and flexibility. This paper discusses a five mile ground link using single mode fiber and direct modulated DFB lasers. Complete C-band links have been built that achieve over 114 dB/Hz(2/3) dynamic range and a low total group delay of less than 1 nsec p-p. Both the completed transmitter and receiver fit in 2 unit high 19 inch rack mount assemblies, use less than 12.5 watts total dc power, and the completed link MTBF was greater than 70,000 hours.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 September 1993
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1953, Photonics for Space Environments, (15 September 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.156574
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Steven R. Smith, E-Systems, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1953:
Photonics for Space Environments
Edward W. Taylor, Editor(s)

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