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System Considerations For An Optical Intersatellite/Interorbit Link Based On ND:YAG-Laser Technology
Author(s): G. Hacker
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Paper Abstract

The basic requirements for an optical intersatellite/interorbit link are viewed. The most important of these - long life time, sufficient reliability, high redundancy, high power output - lead to a systems approach based on a diode-laser-pumped Nd:YAG-laser system. Based on this technology several systems are discussed and compared to each other with respect to their performance, complexity and receiver sensitivity. It is shown that a system using diode-laser-pumped Nd:YAG-lasers and homodyne detection meets the requirements for future optical communication links.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 September 1987
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0810, Optical Systems for Space Applications, (18 September 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.941537
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G. Hacker, MBB Space Systems Group (W. Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0810:
Optical Systems for Space Applications
Hanspeter Lutz; Georges Otrio, Editor(s)

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