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Free-space optical communication beam acquisition and tracking optimization with 8-segments PSD and small spot size
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Paper Abstract

For Free Space Optical Communication (FSOC) systems, employed on moving platform or communicating with a moving remote terminal, the quality of the communication channel strongly depends upon the tracking performance. In these systems quadrant Position Sensitive Detectors (PSD) are commonly used for beam tracking. This paper presents the results of significantly improved performance in acquisition and tracking of the FSOC system using a custom made 8-segments PSD and minimizing the tracking spot size on the detector.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 September 2007
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6709, Free-Space Laser Communications VII, 670909 (25 September 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.732742
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Eric Saint Georges, NovaSol (United States)
John Sender, NovaSol (United States)
Gennady Tartakovsky, NovaSol (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6709:
Free-Space Laser Communications VII
Arun K. Majumdar; Christopher C. Davis, Editor(s)

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