From Event: SPIE Optical Engineering + Applications, 2017
A master-oscillator power amplifier (MOPA) based 1550 nm wavelength fiber laser transmitter has been developed for
Space-to-Earth communication application, utilizing Telcordia rated 1550 nm seed laser, pump lasers, and fiber optics.
With adequate pre-screening of electrical components, the fiber laser transmitter has been in operation since its original
launch in April 2014, for 30 months. This presents as a relatively cost-effective route for low-earth-orbit optical
communication as well as LIDAR applications.
Ray R. Y. Tang, Ramadas Pillai, and Malcolm W. Wright, "1550 nm eye-safe wavelength watt-level laser transmitter for space communication and lidar," Proc. SPIE 10406, Lidar Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring 2017, 104060H (Presented at SPIE Optical Engineering + Applications: August 09, 2017; Published: 19 September 2017); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2277077.5581330234001.
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