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An optical simulator for free-space laser long-distance propagation
Author(s): Lingyu Wan; Liren Liu; Mingli Zhang; Zhu Luan; Shuyun Teng
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Paper Abstract

As a step towards the development of a full scale intersatellite laser communication system, the on-ground simulation experiments and performances validation are necessary in the beginning. In this paper, we designed an optical simulator for on-ground communication performances validation of the free-space laser communication system. The simulator basically consists of a Four-transform lens of big aperture and long focal length and following three optical imaging amplifiers. It becomes possible to evaluate communication-performances of optical terminals by distance transform and background noise simulated. System analysis and simulated experiments show that the simulator is feasible and has the great potential for wide applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 October 2004
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5550, Free-Space Laser Communications IV, (20 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.557930
Show Author Affiliations
Lingyu Wan, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (China)
Liren Liu, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (China)
Mingli Zhang, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (China)
Zhu Luan, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (China)
Shuyun Teng, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5550:
Free-Space Laser Communications IV
Jennifer C. Ricklin; David G. Voelz, Editor(s)

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