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Coherent optical homodyne receiver performance with an iron-doped indium phosphide photorefractive beam combiner
Author(s): Frederic M. Davidson; Christopher T. Field; Xiaoli Sun
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Paper Abstract

Performance measurements are reported of a coherent homodyne optical communication receiver that contained an iron doped indium phosphide photorefractive beam combiner, rather than a conventional optical beam splitter. The system attained a bit error probability of 10 exp -6 at received signal powers corresponding to less than 100 detected photons per bit. The system used phase modulated Nd:YAG laser light at a wavelength of 1.06 micron.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 June 1992
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1635, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies IV, (9 June 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.59286
Show Author Affiliations
Frederic M. Davidson, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Christopher T. Field, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Xiaoli Sun, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1635:
Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies IV
David L. Begley; Bernard D. Seery, Editor(s)

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