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Design study for high-performance optical communications satellite terminal with high-power laser diode transmitter
Author(s): Ulrich Hildebrand; Reinhard Seeliger; Berry Smutny; Rolf Sand
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Paper Abstract

The present optical terminal design for a high data rate interorbit communications link with 500 Mbit/sec (or higher) transmission rate is based on high-power laser diode transmitters with 1 W peak power at 800 nm, in conjunction with a direct-detection receiver; two-channel wavelength-division multiplexing, together with the high transmission capability of the off-axis telescope used, contribute to the achievement of the requisite data rates. In order to minimize system mass, the only rotatable device is the telescope.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1991
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1522, Optical Space Communication II, (1 May 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.46075
Show Author Affiliations
Ulrich Hildebrand, ANT Nachrichtentechnik GmbH (Germany)
Reinhard Seeliger, ANT Nachrichtentechnik GmbH (Germany)
Berry Smutny, ANT Nachrichtentechnik GmbH (Germany)
Rolf Sand, Carl Zeiss (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1522:
Optical Space Communication II

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