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Laser-Beam Propagation For Interplanetary High Data Rate Communication Links
Author(s): Ramani Seshamani; Y. K. Jain
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Paper Abstract

An interplanetary mission to the outermost planets would require laser-beam communications. This can be carried out using a Nd:YAG diode-pumped laser on the spacecraft and high data rates can be achieved. The gaussian beam propagation characteristics of the laser are used to derive the receiver specifications using avalanche photodiode detection. M-ary Pulse Position Modulation is assumed for deriving the power efficiency since this gives the highest power efficiency.

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Date Published: 31 May 1989
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 1045, Modeling and Simulation of Laser Systems, (31 May 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.951314
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Ramani Seshamani, ISRO Satellite Centre (India)
Y. K. Jain, ISRO Satellite Centre (India)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1045:
Modeling and Simulation of Laser Systems
Donald L. Bullock, Editor(s)

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