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Ground-to-satellite laser communication program at CRL using adaptive optics
Author(s): Yutaka Hayano; Yoshinori Arimoto; Werner Klaus
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Paper Abstract

This paper reports the application of an adaptive optics (AO) system to our ground-to-satellite laser communication system. We believe that the AO system is one of the best solutions to compensate the degradation of the laser beam due to an atmospheric turbulence and to realize a high bit-rate laser communication system. In the first stage of developing and designing the AO system, we have measured an atmospheric turbulence at Communications Research Laboratory (CRL), located in the west suburb of Tokyo. It shows that Fried's coherence length is about 5 cm in winter and 9 cm in summer at 0.8 µm observing wavelength. We also simulated the AO performance of the laser communication system using our results of the atmospheric measurement.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 October 1997
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3126, Adaptive Optics and Applications, (17 October 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.290149
Show Author Affiliations
Yutaka Hayano, Communications Research Lab. (Japan)
Yoshinori Arimoto, Communications Research Lab. (Japan)
Werner Klaus, Communications Research Lab. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3126:
Adaptive Optics and Applications
Robert K. Tyson; Robert Q. Fugate, Editor(s)

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