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Efficiency penalty of photon-counting with timing jitter
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Paper Abstract

Photon-counting is known to be the practically most efficient means for detection of free-space optical communications. Data rates will always be limited, however, by the speed at which such devices can operate. We calculate here the performance one can expect as one demands speeds so fast that device-limiting timing jitter substantially corrupts the measurements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 September 2007
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 6709, Free-Space Laser Communications VII, 670906 (25 September 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.738400
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A. L. Kachelmyer, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
Don M. Boroson, MIT Lincoln Lab. (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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