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Proceedings of SPIE Volume 2699

Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies VIII
Editor(s): G. Stephen Mecherle
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Volume Details

Volume Number: 2699
Date Published: 22 April 1996
Softcover: 31 papers (350) pages
ISBN: 9780819420732

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Global satellite communication network using double-layered inclined-orbit constellation with optical intersatellite links
Author(s): Kazuhiro Kimura; Keizo Inagaki; Yoshio Karasawa
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Proposed near-term, 1-Gbps space laser communications demonstration system
Author(s): David L. Begley; William Casey; Mike L. Kahn; Robert G. Marshalek; Eric J. Korevaar; Dilip K. Paul; James E. Freidell; G. Stephen Mecherle; Scott H. Bloom
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Analog link design
Author(s): John E. Kaufmann
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Performance evaluation of laser communication equipment onboard the ETS-VI satellite
Author(s): Kenichi Araki; Yoshinori Arimoto; Motokazu Shikatani; Masahiro Toyoda; Morio Toyoshima; Tetsuo Takahashi; Seiji Kanda; Koichi Shiratama
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Results of 150-km, 1-Gbps lasercom validation experiment using aircraft motion simulator
Author(s): Victor J. Chan; Scott H. Bloom
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Ground-to-ETS-VI narrow laser beam transmission
Author(s): Masahiro Toyoda; Morio Toyoshima; Tetsuo Takahashi; Motokazu Shikatani; Yoshinori Arimoto; Kenichi Araki; Tadashi Aruga
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Measurements of background noise from the earth surface using the ETS-VI/LCE
Author(s): Morio Toyoshima; Takayuki Fukazawa; Masahiro Toyoda; Motokazu Shikatani; Tetsuo Takahashi; Kenichi Araki; Yoshinori Arimoto; Tadashi Aruga
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Terrestrial laser communication link at 1.3 um with quadrature amplitude modulation
Author(s): Pierre R. Barbier; Penelope Polak-Dingels; David W. Rush; Daniel M. Rosser; Geoffrey L. Burdge; Robert W. Barnett
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Engineering model test of LUCE (Laser Utilizing Communications Equipment)
Author(s): Keizo Nakagawa; Akio Yamamoto
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System-level comparison of optical and rf technologies for space-to-space and space-to-ground communication links circa 2000
Author(s): Robert G. Marshalek; G. Stephen Mecherle; Paul Jordan
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Comparative study of optical and rf communication systems for a Mars mission
Author(s): Hamid Hemmati; Keith E. Wilson; Miles Sue; Daniel L. Rascoe; F. Lansing; Michael D. Wilhelm; L. Harcke; Che Jen Chen
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Prototype of a coherent tracking and detection receiver with wideband vibration compensation for free-space laser communications
Author(s): Dirk Giggenbach; Anton Schex; Bernhard Wandernoth
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Preliminary tracking performance of the STRV-2 lasercom transceiver
Author(s): Richard Ruigrok; Prasanna Adhikari; Ron Stieger
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Ultrahigh-speed optical-beam steering by optical phased array antenna
Author(s): Keizo Inagaki; Yoshio Karasawa
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Simulation and optimization of a coherent detection and tracking receiver for free-space laser communications
Author(s): Anton Schex; Stefan Zanner
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Optomechanical design of STRV-2 lasercom transceiver using novel azimuth/slant gimbal
Author(s): John J. Schuster; Harel Hakakha; Eric J. Korevaar
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High-power Nd-doped double-clad fiber amplifier at 1.06 um
Author(s): Tetsuya Miyazaki; Keizo Inagaki; Yoshio Karasawa; Minoru Yoshida
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980-nm semiconductor optical preamplifier direct-detection receiver
Author(s): Peter J.S. Heim; Mario Dagenais; Michael Anthony Krainak; Richard P. Leavitt
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Combination of a new semianalytic line code and a convolutional FEC code for free-space optical communications
Author(s): Christoph Rapp
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Radiation-induced loss studies in Er-doped fiber amplifier systems
Author(s): William C. Goltsos
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Laser communication component technologies: database, status, and trends
Author(s): Hamid Hemmati
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Performance of a multiple-aperture optical system
Author(s): Aniceto Mounta Belmonte; Adolfo Comeron; Javier Bara; Juan Antonio Rubio; Estela Fernandez; Pedro Menendez-Valdes
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Free-space satellite optical communication: adaptive information bandwidth to maintain constant bit error rate during periods of high satellite vibration amplitudes
Author(s): Arnon Shlomi; Norman S. Kopeika
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Optical telecommunications: performance of the protoflight model SILEX beacon
Author(s): Michel Renard; Paul J. Dobie; C. Grodent; Pawel Woszczyk; Andre Sobeczko
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Performance evaluation of a liquid crystal beam-steering/beam-spoiling device developed for space communication applications
Author(s): Bernhard Wandernoth; Paul J. Oleski
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High-power optical amplifier for optical interorbit communications
Author(s): Tomohiro Araki; Yasumasa Hisada; Yukimasa Tajima
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Preliminary results of the ground/orbiter lasercom demonstration experiment between Table Mountain and the ETS-VI satellite
Author(s): Keith E. Wilson; James R. Lesh; Kenichi Araki; Yoshinori Arimoto
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Commercial opportunities, versus government programs, will likely drive the future of laser communications
Author(s): James E. Freidell
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Relay mirror experiment
Author(s): David L. Begley
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Pointing, acquisition, and tracking demonstration system for laser communications
Author(s): Thomas H. Ebben; C. C. Varner; K. A. Parrish; Robert G. Marshalek; David L. Begley
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