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A coherent free space optical link for long distance clock comparison, navigation, and communication: The Mini-Doll project
Author(s): K. Djerroud; E. Samain; A. Clairon; O. Acef; N. Man; P. Lemonde; P. Wolf

Paper Abstract

We describe the realization of a 5 km free space coherent optical link through the turbulent atmosphere between a telescope and a ground target. We present the phase noise of the link, limited mainly by atmospheric turbulence and mechanical vibrations of the telescope and the target. We discuss the implications of our results for applications, with particular emphasis on optical Doppler ranging to satellites and long distance frequency transfer.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 November 2017
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 10565, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2010, 105652P (20 November 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2309194
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K. Djerroud, Observatoire de Paris (France)
E. Samain, Univ. Nice (France)
A. Clairon, Observatoire de Paris (France)
O. Acef, Observatoire de Paris (France)
N. Man, Univ. Nice (France)
P. Lemonde, Observatoire de Paris (France)
P. Wolf, Observatoire de Paris (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10565:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2010
Errico Armandillo; Bruno Cugny; Nikos Karafolas, Editor(s)

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