Development, assembly, and characterisation of a breadboard CCSDS compliant 4W average power high photon efficiency (HPE) pulsed laser source
High Photon Efficiency (HPE) sources are a key technology for enabling interplanetary laser communication. In this paper, we present the development of an HPE source capable of Pulse Position Modulation (PPM) order of 256 with an average power of 4W in the C-band. This laser source integrates into a breadboard demonstrator of a HPE transmitter at TNO to demonstrate the combined modem and laser performance.
G&H (United Kingdom)
Mr Donnot is an engineer working on optical fibre system and high power spectral beam combiners for ground station and space applications. He has 2+ years of experience in designing and testing opto-mechanical sub-systems for airborne laser communications systems for Airbus R&T. In 2019 he founded Albert Aerospace Ltd, a UK engineering consultancy company, providing CAD and systems design for Airbus. Mr Donnot have a MSc in Photonics and Optoelectronic Devices form University of St. Andrews and Heriot-Watt University (Scotland), a Diplôme d’Ingénieur from the Polytechnic Institute of Advanced Sciences (IPSA, Paris). He is currently following an EngD in Applied Photonics with University of Strathclyde in partnership with G&H.