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2 March 2020 Characterization of fast-steering mirrors at both high and low temperatures
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Proceedings Volume 11272, Free-Space Laser Communications XXXII; 112721K (2020) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2551308
Event: SPIE LASE, 2020, San Francisco, California, United States
Abstract
In free space optical communications (FSO) systems, fast steering mirrors (FSMs) are commonly used for closed loop tracking. Newer, lighter-weight and lower-power consumption, MEMS devices are also being considered for beam steering applications. Since FSO systems have to be capable of operating under a variety of conditions, robust components are needed to withstand the various temperatures and other environmental factors. This paper reports on thermal measurements over a temperature range of -40°C to 60°C that were made to show operational capability and to highlight any systematic issues associated with the operation of various commercially available, high-speed beam steering mirrors.
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Lindsey Willstatter, Rita Mahon, Joseph Ghiorzi, Jonathan Rabinovich, and Linda M. Thomas "Characterization of fast-steering mirrors at both high and low temperatures", Proc. SPIE 11272, Free-Space Laser Communications XXXII, 112721K (2 March 2020); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2551308
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