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2.5-Gbps amplified retromodulator for free-space optical communications
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Paper Abstract

The results of experiments demonstrating the first amplified retro-modulated free-space optical communications link are presented. The amplifier increases the effective area of the retro-modulator by a factor of 318. The first experimental demonstration of a retro-modulator operating at a data rate of 2.5-Gbps is also presented. We will present the details of the experimental system, a simple theoretical model explaining the system performance, and the results of the first amplified retro-modulated link experiments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 October 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5550, Free-Space Laser Communications IV, (20 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.561786
Show Author Affiliations
Thomas M. Shay, Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
Rakesh Kumar, Univ. of New Mexico (United States)

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

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