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Current and future activities in the area of optical space communications in Japan
Author(s): Masayuki Fujise; Kenichi Araki; Hiroshi Arikawa; Yoji Furuhama
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Paper Abstract

An account is given of current and prospective activities in Japan in the field of optical space communications (OSC) and its associated optical technologies. These activities are conducted by NASDA, the Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute, and the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications. Attention is given to such initiatives as high-precision tracking, bidirectional OSC, laser beam propagation, optical ground stations, and a free-space simulator for laser transmission.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1991
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 1522, Optical Space Communication II, (1 May 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.46072
Show Author Affiliations
Masayuki Fujise, ATR Optical and Radio Communications Research Labs. (Japan)
Kenichi Araki, Communications Research Lab./Ministry of Posts & Telecommuni (Japan)
Hiroshi Arikawa, National Space Development Agency of Japan (Japan)
Yoji Furuhama, ATR Optical and Radio Communications Research Labs. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1522:
Optical Space Communication II
Juergen Franz, Editor(s)

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