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Coherent detection in optical space communication based on diode-pumped Nd lasers technology
Author(s): Antonio Della Torre; Andrea E. Marini; P. Musetti; Giancarlo De Marchis
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Paper Abstract

A laser communication system concept for intersatellite link applications, based on diode-pumped Nd laser technology and coherent detection, is analyzed. As a result of modulation format comparison, parametric link budget and trade-off analysis, a DPSK heterodyne receiver-based communication system is proposed. The coherent-detection full duplex 1.064-1.047-micron Nd-laser link offers the advantages of high link capacity and quality, reduced telescope aperture and relaxed pointing accuracy requirements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1990
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1218, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies II, (1 July 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.18230
Show Author Affiliations
Antonio Della Torre, FIAR SpA (Italy)
Andrea E. Marini, FIAR SpA (Netherlands)
P. Musetti, FIAR SpA (Italy)
Giancarlo De Marchis, Fondazione Ugo Bordoni (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1218:
Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies II
David L. Begley; Bernard D. Seery, Editor(s)

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