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Measurement Of Receiver Performance In A Free Space Coherent Optical Intersatellite Link Communications Experiment
Author(s): M. A. Grant; M. Childerhouse; K. Richards; J. Workman; C. Park
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Paper Abstract

The theory and practice of free space optical mixing as applied to coherent intersatellite link receivers is addressed in this paper. Factors which contribute to mixing losses in free space are discussed, and theoretical predictions made. An experiment to measure the losses in a 1.5μm DFB coherent system is described, and preliminary results presented. Consideration is given to additional loss and distortion mechanisms which are not modelled, but which come into play for large off-axis angles.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 October 1989
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1131, Optical Space Communication, (6 October 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.961550
Show Author Affiliations
M. A. Grant, British Aerospace (Space Systems) Ltd. (U.K)
M. Childerhouse, British Aerospace (Space Systems) Ltd. (UK)
K. Richards, British Aerospace (Space Systems) Ltd. (UK)
J. Workman, British Aerospace plc (UK)
C. Park, Plessey Research (Caswell) Ltd. (UK)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1131:
Optical Space Communication

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