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CO2 Optical Bistability For 10.6µm Digital Laser Communication
Author(s): Da i Far; Le Shixiao; Song Ruhua
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Paper Abstract

A novel technique of digital laser space communication, in which a device of CO2 optical bistability is utilized as the optical switch, is presented. In this paper, the theory of optical bistability (03) in 10.6um with the Fabry-Perot (F-P) interferometer device and intracavity electrooptic modulation (IEM) device are introduced. Corresponding experimental results, which show the consistency with the theoritical analyses, are observed. Choosing the scanning F-P interferometer device and IEM device as our experimental components for CO2 laser digital communication, the elementary experiments of this technique in 10.6um laser communication link are achieved.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 May 1988
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0885, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies, (2 May 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.976567
Show Author Affiliations
Da i Far, Chengdu Institute of Radio Engineering (China)
Le Shixiao, Chengdu Institute of Radio Engineering (China)
Song Ruhua, Chengdu Institute of Radio Engineering (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0885:
Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies
David L. Begley; Gerhard A. Koepf, Editor(s)

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