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Using fiber optics to simplify free-space lasercom systems
Author(s): Eric A. Swanson; Roy Sidney Bondurant
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Paper Abstract

The use of single mode fiber optics to simplify the design of space-based optical communication systems is explored. Design considerations concerning the issues of acquisition, pointing, tracking, communication performance, efficient source-to-fiber coupling, isolation, and transmitter power limitations are presented. Preliminary experimental results of a breadboard fiber-based coherent optical communication system are also presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1990
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 1218, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies II, (1 July 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.18175
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Eric A. Swanson, Lincoln Lab./MIT (United States)
Roy Sidney Bondurant, Lincoln Lab./MIT (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1218:
Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies II
David L. Begley; Bernard D. Seery, Editor(s)

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