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Laser drivers for free-space optical communication
Author(s): Peter Greulich; Bernd Hespeler; Theo J. Wiesmann; Gerhard Ohm
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Paper Abstract

Two different designs for laser diode drivers with bit rates up to 120 Mbit/s are presented. One driver, designed for single-strip medium power, uses a low-impedance coaxial line to connect the laser diode, while the other is designed for high-power single stripe or multiple-stripe diodes. The requirements, design and technology, and performance of the drivers using the designs are reviewed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1990
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 1218, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies II, (1 July 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.18220
Show Author Affiliations
Peter Greulich, ANT Nachrichtentechnik GmbH (Germany)
Bernd Hespeler, ANT Nachrichtentechnik GmbH (Germany)
Theo J. Wiesmann, ANT Nachrichtentechnik GmbH (Germany)
Gerhard Ohm, ANT Nachrichtentechnik GmbH (Germany)

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

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