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BPSK homodyne and DPSK heterodyne receivers for free-space communication with ND:host lasers
Author(s): Matthias Bopp; Gerhard Huether; Thomas Spatscheck; Harald Specker; Theo J. Wiesmann
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Paper Abstract

An investigation of the most promising coherent receiver configurations for application in Nd:YAG laser based optical transmission links is presented. A BPSK homodyne receiver based on a Costas phase locked loop was realized for a data rate of 600 Mbit/s, using a commercially available diode pumped ring laser at 1064 nm. Furthermore, a DPSK heterodyne receiver with the same data rate using an intermediate frequency of 1.2 GHz was realized. Both have been tested successfully. An optical 90-deg hybrid, built of bulk optical components, was used for the investigation of the receivers. Design and performance of this bulk hybrid are described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1991
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1522, Optical Space Communication II, (1 May 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.46096
Show Author Affiliations
Matthias Bopp, Univ. of Kaiserslautern (Germany)
Gerhard Huether, ANT Nachrichtentechnik GmbH (Germany)
Thomas Spatscheck, ANT Nachrichtentechnik GmbH (Germany)
Harald Specker, ANT Nachrichtentechnik GmbH (Germany)
Theo J. Wiesmann, ANT Nachrichtentechnik GmbH (Germany)

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

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