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Qualification testing of a diode-laser transmitter for free-space coherent communications
Author(s): Allen D. Pillsbury; John A. Taylor
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Paper Abstract

A diode-laser transmitter designed for space-based coherent communications has been successfully space qualified. Environmental testing, which consisted of random vibration at levels up to 16.2g rms and thermal cycling over the range of -30 to 66 C, caused no significant degradation in the performance of the transmitter. Principal design issues and the qualification process of subassemblies and the complete transmitter are described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1991
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1417, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies III, (1 June 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.26736
Show Author Affiliations
Allen D. Pillsbury, Lincoln Lab./MIT (United States)
John A. Taylor, Lincoln Lab./MIT (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1417:
Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies III
David L. Begley; Bernard D. Seery, Editor(s)

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