3 June 1987 Performance Measurements Of A Diode Laser Optical Communications Link With Q=4 PPm Signaling
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Proceedings Volume 0756, Optical Technologies for Space Communication Systems; (1987) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.940023
Event: OE LASE'87 and EO Imaging Symposium, 1987, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Abstract
The theoretical and measured performance characteris-tics of a direct detection optical communication system are reported. The system consisted of a semiconductor diode laser, silicon avalanche photodiode detector, and used Q=4 optical pulse position modulation signaling to transmit binary source data at a rate of 25 megabits/sec. Operation at a receiver bit error probability of 10-6 was demonstrated at received signal energies corresponding to an average of 160 detected photons per PPM symbol, or 80 photons per source bit.
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X. Sun, X. Sun, F. Davidson, F. Davidson, J. B. Abshire, J. B. Abshire, } "Performance Measurements Of A Diode Laser Optical Communications Link With Q=4 PPm Signaling", Proc. SPIE 0756, Optical Technologies for Space Communication Systems, (3 June 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.940023; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.940023
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