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11 July 1989 Hybrid Current Driver Designed For A Space-Borne Laser Transmitter
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NASA Goddard is developing a free-space laser communication transmitter. Each of the 10 GaAlAs diode lasers in the transmitter must be digitally modulated by individual current drivers from a common data source. In order to fit the miniature laser header modules, a hybrid integrated laser current driver was required. The hybrid, smaller than a postage stamp, can drive 100 mA modulation current at a data rate of 200 Mbit/s NRZ.
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Robert K. Zimmerman "Hybrid Current Driver Designed For A Space-Borne Laser Transmitter", Proc. SPIE 1044, Optomechanical Design of Laser Transmitters and Receivers, (11 July 1989); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.951274
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