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Performance Measurements Of A Diode Laser Optical Communications Link With Q=4 PPm Signaling
Author(s): X. Sun; F. Davidson; J. B. Abshire
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Paper Abstract

The theoretical and measured performance characteris-tics of a direct detection optical communication system are reported. The system consisted of a semiconductor diode laser, silicon avalanche photodiode detector, and used Q=4 optical pulse position modulation signaling to transmit binary source data at a rate of 25 megabits/sec. Operation at a receiver bit error probability of 10-6 was demonstrated at received signal energies corresponding to an average of 160 detected photons per PPM symbol, or 80 photons per source bit.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 June 1987
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0756, Optical Technologies for Space Communication Systems, (3 June 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.940023
Show Author Affiliations
X. Sun, The Johns Hopkins University (United States)
F. Davidson, The Johns Hopkins University (United States)
J. B. Abshire, Goddard Space Flight Center (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0756:
Optical Technologies for Space Communication Systems
Kul B. Bhasin; Gerhard A. Koepf, Editor(s)

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