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Robust short-pulse high-peak-power laser transmitter for optical communications
Author(s): Malcolm W. Wright
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Paper Abstract

We report on a pulsed fiber based master oscillator power amplifier laser at 1550 nm to support moderate data rates with high peak powers in a compact package suitable for interplanetary optical communications. To accommodate pulse position modulation, the polarization maintaining 1 W average power laser transmitter generates pulses from 0.1 to 1 ns with variable duty cycle over a pulse repetition frequency range of 10 to 100 MHz.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 February 2009
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7199, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies XXI, 71990C (24 February 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.811286
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Malcolm W. Wright, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7199:
Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies XXI
Hamid Hemmati, Editor(s)

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