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Design And Performance Of An On-Satellite Laser Diagnostic System For A Free Space Optical Heterodyne Frequency-Shift-Keyed Communication System
Author(s): V. Jayaraman; E. S. Kintzer; J. G. Garcia; A. D. Pillsbury
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Paper Abstract

The advent of space-based coherent diode laser communication systems requires development of space-qualified laser diagnostics to make these systems robust in face of aging laser parameters. This paper describes the packaging and performance of a diagnostic system which sets the wavelength, tone spacing and optical power of a directly modulated frequency-shift-keyed GaAlAs laser transmitter.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 November 1988
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0996, High Data Rate Atmospheric and Space Communications, (28 November 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.960170
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V. Jayaraman, MIT Lincoln Laboratory (United States)
E. S. Kintzer, MIT Lincoln Laboratory (United States)
J. G. Garcia, MIT Lincoln Laboratory (United States)
A. D. Pillsbury, MIT Lincoln Laboratory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0996:
High Data Rate Atmospheric and Space Communications
Robert Hauptman, Editor(s)

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