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Analog link design
Author(s): John E. Kaufmann
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Paper Abstract

In some applications signals originate in analog form and are to be delivered to a remote destination as analog signals. In such cases, it is sometimes more economical or technically feasible to transmit these signals in their original analog form than to convert to a digital format, particularly when the signal bandwidth and/or dynamic range is large enough to stress the capabilities of current digital-to-analog and analog-to-digital converters. This paper discusses analog signal transmission at optical wavelengths in the context of free space links. The technology of optical modulators, amplifiers, and receivers is discussed and an example of an analog crosslink design is given.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 April 1996
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2699, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies VIII, (22 April 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.238433
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John E. Kaufmann, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)

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

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