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Lifetest on a high-power laser diode array transmitter
Author(s): Peter Greulich; Bernd Hespeler; Thomas Spatscheck
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Paper Abstract

The optical transmiter component of a free space optical communication system is critical, in that it impacts on the mechanical configuration, power requirements, mass, reliability, and transmission bit-rate of the entire system. Attention is presently given to the transmitter output power and beam quality, as well as its electrical-to-optical power conversion efficiency, in view of state-of-the-art high power transmitters for intensity modulation/direct detection and semiconductor laser transmitter systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1991
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1522, Optical Space Communication II, (1 May 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.46091
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Peter Greulich, ANT Nachrichtentechnik GmbH (Germany)
Bernd Hespeler, ANT Nachrichtentechnik GmbH (Germany)
Thomas Spatscheck, ANT Nachrichtentechnik GmbH (Germany)

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

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