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Evaluation of a master oscillator power amplifier (MOPA) laser diode for satellite communications
Author(s): Kevin W. Dorrian; Timothy E. Busch; Paul J. Oleski
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Paper Abstract

Satellite laser communications offers the potential for lightweight, high speed data transfer. One of the critical aspects of such a system are small, lightweight, high power laser sources. We will evaluate the applicability of SDL's MOPA laser diode for laser communications. Methods for achieving high data rates will be discussed. Output power and beam quality measurements will be made, as well as characterization under high speed modulation (>1GHz).

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 August 1994
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2123, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies VI, (16 August 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.184651
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Kevin W. Dorrian, Rome Lab. (United States)
Timothy E. Busch, Rome Lab. (United States)
Paul J. Oleski, Rome Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2123:
Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies VI
G. Stephen Mecherle, Editor(s)

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