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A Semiconductor Laser For Laser Communications Applications
Author(s): M. S. Zediker; H. A. Appelman; T. E. Bonham; D. A. Bryan; A. J. Chenoweth; B. G. Clay; J. R. Heidel; J. L. Levy; D. J. Krebs; R. G. Podgornik
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Paper Abstract

A coherent array of 10 amplifiers has been demonstrated using an active integrated optics technology based on AlGaAs laser diode material. These arrays have demonstrated power outputs of 300 mW CW with only 2 mW injected power. The fractional coherence between any two amplifiers in the array is greater than 0.8. These arrays have been used to amplify a 10 MHz amplitude-modulated signal, which is the first step in the development of a laser communications system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 June 1989
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1059, Space Sensing, Communications, and Networking, (2 June 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.951707
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M. S. Zediker, McDonnell Douglas Electronic Systems Company (United States)
H. A. Appelman, McDonnell Douglas Electronic Systems Company (United States)
T. E. Bonham, McDonnell Douglas Electronic Systems Company (United States)
D. A. Bryan, McDonnell Douglas Electronic Systems Company (United States)
A. J. Chenoweth, McDonnell Douglas Electronic Systems Company (United States)
B. G. Clay, McDonnell Douglas Electronic Systems Company (United States)
J. R. Heidel, McDonnell Douglas Electronic Systems Company (United States)
J. L. Levy, McDonnell Douglas Electronic Systems Company (United States)
D. J. Krebs, McDonnell Douglas Electronic Systems Company (United States)
R. G. Podgornik, McDonnell Douglas Electronic Systems Company (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1059:
Space Sensing, Communications, and Networking
Monte Ross; Richard J. Temkin, Editor(s)

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