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Key elements of high-speed WDM terrestrial free-space optical communications systems
Author(s): Paul F. Szajowski; Gerald Nykolak; James J. Auborn; Herman M. Presby; G. E. Tourgee; Dennis M. Romain
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents key operational elements which impact upon performance characteristics for terrestrial free-space laser communications systems within the 1550 nm window. These elements include; optical transmit and receive functionality of the telescope terminals, electro-optic components as well as atmospheric conditions affecting link performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 May 2000
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 3932, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies XII, (2 May 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.384300
Show Author Affiliations
Paul F. Szajowski, Lucent Technologies (United States)
Gerald Nykolak, Lucent Technologies (United States)
James J. Auborn, Lucent Technologies (United States)
Herman M. Presby, Lucent Technologies (United States)
G. E. Tourgee, Lucent Technologies (United States)
Dennis M. Romain, Lucent Technologies (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3932:
Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies XII
G. Stephen Mecherle, Editor(s)

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