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High-frequency direct modulation links
Author(s): E. Neil Dulaney; Steven R. Smith; Jack I. Ohlhaber
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Paper Abstract

Production lasers are available which offer a broadband, 2 - 18 GHz, microwave link capability. Lasers, detectors and fiber optic components are adaptable to aircraft and space environments in small, lightweight, self-contained modules. Tests and analysis of performance specifications show that a third order, spurious free, dynamic range of approximately 100 dB/Hz2/3 can easily be achieved with production components which are reliable, rugged, and hermetically sealed. Future laser improvements are expected to achieve even greater dynamic range.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 September 1993
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1953, Photonics for Space Environments, (15 September 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.156576
Show Author Affiliations
E. Neil Dulaney, E-Systems, Inc. (United States)
Steven R. Smith, E-Systems, Inc. (United States)
Jack I. Ohlhaber, E-Systems, Inc. (United States)


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

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