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GaAs Laser Beacon For Satellite Communications
Author(s): Herbert L. Richard
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Paper Abstract

This paper examines the use of a low power GaAs laser as the beacon source for establishing a high data rate laser communication link. A link signal-to-noise parametric analysis is presented, as well as identification and analysis of noise sources. The GaAs signal characteristics (power and lifetime) and system optical considerations are also discussed.

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Date Published: 21 December 1981
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 0295, Control and Communication Technology in Laser Systems, (21 December 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.932407
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Herbert L. Richard, Goddard Space Flight Center (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0295:
Control and Communication Technology in Laser Systems
Kay Yong, Editor(s)

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