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142 km, 5.625 Gbps free-space optical link based on homodyne BPSK modulation
Author(s): Robert Lange; Berry Smutny; Bernhard Wandernoth; Reinhard Czichy; Dirk Giggenbach
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Paper Abstract

A free-space optical link based on homodyne BPSK (binary phase shift keying) has been established between two of the Canary islands, La Palma and Tenerife, to transmit 5.625 Gpbs across 142 km. This link verifies homodyne BPSK as a robust modulation scheme even for the transmission through the atmosphere.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 2006
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6105, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies XVIII, 61050A (1 March 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.673749
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Robert Lange, Tesat-Spacecom (Germany)
Berry Smutny, Tesat-Spacecom (Germany)
Bernhard Wandernoth, Tesat-Spacecom (Germany)
Reinhard Czichy, Synopta (Switzerland)
Dirk Giggenbach, DLR (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6105:
Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies XVIII
G. Stephen Mecherle, Editor(s)

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