11 July 1989 Phase Conjugated Transmitter Subsystem For Laser Communications
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Abstract
We have demonstrated that ultra-lightweighted telescope primaries of nominal surface figure can be used to generate diffraction limited beams for laser communications. Compensation for optical surface misfigure was provided by a phase conjugating mirror to construct a phase conjugated transmitter subsystem. For our demonstration we matched a cw 514 nm beam with a self pumped photorefractive phase conjugating mirror. (Laser diode beams at 820 nm are also well matched to this phase conjugating mirror [1].) Using a primary with an RMS surface misfigure of μ/3, we produced a six inch beam with an RMS OPD of λ/17.
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J Menders, J Menders, R Aprahamian, R Aprahamian, J Godden, J Godden, } "Phase Conjugated Transmitter Subsystem For Laser Communications", Proc. SPIE 1044, Optomechanical Design of Laser Transmitters and Receivers, (11 July 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.951300; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.951300
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