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Homodyne Receiver Concepts For CO[sub]2[/sub] Laser Intersatellite Links
Author(s): Walter R. Leeb; Arpad L. Scholtz
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Paper Abstract

After discussing the sensitivity limit of optical PSK homodyne receivers we describe the realisation and properties of a mechanically cooled photodiode/preamplifier module used in our breadboard model of a 10 pm receiver. Several receiver concepts are described which have in common frequency and phase synchronization between input signal and local laser oscillator signal with a phase-locked loop (PLL) control circuit. Means to avoid DC-coupling of the PLL are discussed. The results of bit error measurements with an ordinary, DC-coupled homodyne receiver operated at 140 Mbit/s are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 May 1986
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0616, Optical Technologies for Communication Satellite Applications, (15 May 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.961041
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Walter R. Leeb, Institut fur Nachrichtentechnik and Hochfrequenztechnik (Austria)
Arpad L. Scholtz, Institut fOr Nachrichtentechnik and Hochfreauenztechnik (Austria)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0616:
Optical Technologies for Communication Satellite Applications
Kul B. Bhasin, Editor(s)

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