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Fiber Bragg gratings as a candidate technology for satellite optical communication payloads: radiation-induced spectral effects
Author(s): Andrei I. Gusarov; Dominic B. Doyle; Nikos Karafolas; Francis Berghmans
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Paper Abstract

Intra-core Fiber Bragg Gratings is a candidate technology for a number of future applications in satellite payloads that plan to use multi-wavelength optical links for communicating with other satellites or with ground stations. Applications include wavelength multiplexing and demultiplexing units in multi- wavelength inter-satellite links as well as Add/Drop Multiplexers in the context of broadband satellite constellations using optical networking with on board optical routing. The main advantages of fiber Bragg gratings is that these devices are passive requiring no electric al power, have low mass, and can be compactly packaged. When considered for applications in space the main parameters of concern to be controlled are the stability in wavelength selectivity and throughput loss.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 October 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4134, Photonics for Space Environments VII, (26 October 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.405351
Show Author Affiliations
Andrei I. Gusarov, Faculte Polytechnique de Mons and SCK-CEN--Belgium Nuclear Research Ctr. (Belgium)
Dominic B. Doyle, European Space Agency/ESTEC (Netherlands)
Nikos Karafolas, European Space Agency/ESTEC (Netherlands)
Francis Berghmans, SCK-CEN--Belgium Nuclear Research Ctr. (Belgium)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4134:
Photonics for Space Environments VII
Edward W. Taylor, Editor(s)

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