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SOLACOS: a diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser breadboard for coherent space communication system verification
Author(s): Klaus Pribil; Ulrich A. Johann; Heinz Sontag
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Paper Abstract

Germany's Solid State Laser Communications in Space, or 'SOLACOS' program has undertaken the terrestrial verification of coherent laser communications systems based on Nd:YAG lasers, giving attention to the evaluation and breadboarding of critical components and subsystems. These components encompass the pointing/acquisition/tracking subsystem breadboard, an optical Costas-loop receiver, and advanced Nd:YAG transmitter technology. Results are presented for subsystem components developed to date.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1991
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1522, Optical Space Communication II, (1 May 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.46074
Show Author Affiliations
Klaus Pribil, Dornier GmbH (Germany)
Ulrich A. Johann, Dornier GmbH (Germany)
Heinz Sontag, Dornier GmbH (Germany)


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

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