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Stability considerations in relay lens design for optical communications
Author(s): Allan Gardam; Reginald P. Jonas
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Paper Abstract

The detailed component stability requirements for relays are derived via system stability specifications for an optical intersatellite link. The significance of the transmit/receive coalignment stability is discussed in relation to the optomechanical design of a key subassembly. The requirement for transmit/receive coalignment stability is shown to be particularly stringent in respect to short-term stability at the component level. The system level specification is achievable, but the ability to achieve still greater stabilities results in a conflict between short- and long-term stability.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1991
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1417, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies III, (1 June 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.43768
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Allan Gardam, Pilkington Optronics (United Kingdom)
Reginald P. Jonas, Pilkington Optronics (United Kingdom)

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

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