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Correlation between ordinary and extraordinary refractive indices and structural parameters of HxLi1-xNbO3 and HxLi1-xTaO3 waveguides
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Paper Abstract

The Optical Communications Group of the German Aerospace Research Establishment (DLR) has investigated the feasibility of a fiberless receiver telescope for high sensitive coherent optical space communication, resulting in an elegant Pointing, Acquisition and Tracking (PAT) concept. To demonstrate the feasibility of this new concept, an optical receiver terminal that coherently obtains both the spatial error signal for tracking and the data signal with only one set of detectors has been built. The result is a very simple and compact setup with few optical surfaces. It does not require fibers for superpositionning and is capable to compensate for microaccelerations up to about one kilohertz. Keywords: free-space optical communication, coherent optical receiver terminal, satellite vibration compensation, fiberfree heterodyning, Pointing, Acquisition and Tracking

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Date Published: 10 May 1996
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2700, Nonlinear Frequency Generation and Conversion, (10 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.239651
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Yuri N. Korkishko, Moscow Institute of Electronic Technology (Russia)
Vyacheslav A. Fedorov, Moscow Institute of Electronic Technology (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2700:
Nonlinear Frequency Generation and Conversion
Mool C. Gupta; William J. Kozlovsky; David C. MacPherson, Editor(s)

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