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High-power optical amplifier for optical interorbit communications
Author(s): Tomohiro Araki; Yasumasa Hisada; Yukimasa Tajima
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Paper Abstract

The laser transmitter systems have been our latest and largest topic in optical inter-orbit communications (OIC). We believe that laser subsystem using erbium doped fiber amplifier (EDFA) or neodymium doped fiber amplifier (NDFA) are eminently suitable for high power and wide bandwidth transmitters. Thus, we have been testing commercial EDFA and have obtained good results. In addition, results of FFP measurement of transmitted laser power from single mode silica fiber are also discussed. It is also feasible to apply transmitter subsystems using EDFA or NDFA to future OIC systems, but there are some optical features that have to be considered when designing OIC equipment.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 April 1996
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2699, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies VIII, (22 April 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.238427
Show Author Affiliations
Tomohiro Araki, National Space Development Agency of Japan (Japan)
Yasumasa Hisada, National Space Development Agency of Japan (Japan)
Yukimasa Tajima, Advanced Engineering Service Co., Ltd. (Japan)

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

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