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Optical ISL transmitter design that uses a high-power LD amplifier
Author(s): Mitsuo Nohara; Takashi Harada; Masayuki Fujise
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Paper Abstract

An optical intersatellite link transmitter which uses a high-power laser diode (LD) amplifier so as to simultaneously achieve a high output power, fast frequency response, and good beam profile, is presented. Calculated results indicate that a good beam profile could be achieved with a travelling-wave type broad area LD amplifier when an input beam is focused just in front of the input facet of the LD amplifier. It is also shown that optical output power is controllable as a parameter of the injection current to the LD amplifier.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1991
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1417, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies III, (1 June 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.43764
Show Author Affiliations
Mitsuo Nohara, ATR Optical and Radio Communications Research Labs. (Japan)
Takashi Harada, ATR Optical and Radio Communications Research Labs. (Japan)
Masayuki Fujise, ATR Optical and Radio Communications Research Labs. (Japan)


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

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