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An optical receiver for the Lunar Laser Communication Demonstration based on photon-counting superconducting nanowires
Author(s): Matthew E. Grein; Andrew J. Kerman; Eric A. Dauler; Matthew M. Willis; Barry Romkey; Richard J. Molnar; Bryan S. Robinson; Daniel V. Murphy; Don M. Boroson
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Paper Abstract

The Lunar Laser Communication Demonstration (LLCD) successfully demonstrated for the first time duplex laser communications between a lunar-orbiting satellite and ground stations on Earth with error-free downlink data rates up to 622 Mb/s utilizing an optical receiver based on photon-counting superconducting nanowires and operating near 1550 nm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 May 2015
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9492, Advanced Photon Counting Techniques IX, 949208 (28 May 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2179781
Show Author Affiliations
Matthew E. Grein, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
Andrew J. Kerman, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
Eric A. Dauler, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
Matthew M. Willis, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
Barry Romkey, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
Richard J. Molnar, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
Bryan S. Robinson, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
Daniel V. Murphy, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
Don M. Boroson, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9492:
Advanced Photon Counting Techniques IX
Mark A. Itzler; Joe C. Campbell, Editor(s)

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