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Applications Of Optical Technologies To Commercial Geostat I Onary Satellites
Author(s): R. A. Peters; G. J.P. Lo
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Paper Abstract

The very short wavelength of optical frequency carriers compared to that of radio frequency carriers and the ability of optical and acoustical waves to interact offer potential for improved communications satellite hardware even in system configurations where the inputs and outputs are at microwave frequencies. Three such potential applications, an optical switch matrix, an optical intersatellite link and an FDMA demultiplexer and demodulator are described in the context of advanced satellite system concepts.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1987
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0477, Optical Technology for Microwave Applications I, (1 November 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.942615
Show Author Affiliations
R. A. Peters, Intelsat (United States)
G. J.P. Lo, Intelsat (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0477:
Optical Technology for Microwave Applications I
Shi-Kay Yao, Editor(s)

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