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1550 nm eye-safe wavelength watt-level laser transmitter for space communication and lidar (Conference Presentation)
Author(s): Ray R. Y. Tang; Ramadas Pillai; Malcolm W. Wright

Paper Abstract

A master-oscillator power amplifier (MOPA) based 1550 nm wavelength fiber laser transmitter has been developed for Space-to-Earth communication application, utilizing Telcordia rated 1550 nm seed laser, pump lasers, and fiber optics. With adequate pre-screening of electrical components, the fiber laser transmitter has been in operation since its original launch in April 2014, for 30 months. This presents as a relatively cost-effective route for low-earth-orbit optical communication as well as LIDAR applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 September 2017
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Proc. SPIE 10406, Lidar Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring 2017, 104060H (19 September 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2277077
Show Author Affiliations
Ray R. Y. Tang, NuPhoton Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Ramadas Pillai, NuPhoton Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Malcolm W. Wright, Jet Propulsion Lab., California Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10406:
Lidar Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring 2017
Upendra N. Singh, Editor(s)

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