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Latest results and trade-off of high-power optical fiber amplifiers for optical interorbit communications
Author(s): Tomohiro Araki; Shiro Yamakawa; Mamoru Furuya; Yasumasa Hisada
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Paper Abstract

Optical inter-orbit communications (Optical IOC) technology is necessary for the space activities of the next century, because of the wide bandwidth of the optical region, and the light weight and small size of Optical IOC equipment. Moreover, transmitter subsystems using optical fiber amplifiers are strong candidates for Optical IOC's high power transmitter. In this paper, R&D activities on optical fiber amplifiers in NASDA are described. Several high power optical fiber amplifiers which have been developed very recently are also discussed. At the end of this paper, we consider a trade off results, for example 'Which optical fiber amplifiers are best for Optical IOC?'

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 May 1998
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3266, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies X, (27 May 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.308716
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Tomohiro Araki, National Space Development Agency of Japan (Japan)
Shiro Yamakawa, National Space Development Agency of Japan (Japan)
Mamoru Furuya, National Space Development Agency of Japan (Japan)
Yasumasa Hisada, National Space Development Agency of Japan (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3266:
Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies X
G. Stephen Mecherle, Editor(s)

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