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Laser communication component technologies: database, status, and trends
Author(s): Hamid Hemmati
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Paper Abstract

A database of component and subsystem technologies for free-space laser communications has been compiled. This document discusses technology assessment for free-space lasercomm components, and contains a collection of characteristics of commercially available and one-of- a-kind components that were made for laser communication and other relevant applications. The document also includes quantitative data on laser communication systems that were constructed in the past, along with plots of development trends for specific component technologies as a function of time. We intend to continually update this information with the assistance of lasercomm community and industries involved. First draft of the document will be distributed by mid 1996 for comments and corrections. It is expected that this collection of data will serve as a handbook to lasercomm system engineers and designers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 April 1996
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2699, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies VIII, (22 April 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.238422
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Hamid Hemmati, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2699:
Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies VIII
G. Stephen Mecherle, Editor(s)

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