6 October 1989 Measurement Of Receiver Performance In A Free Space Coherent Optical Intersatellite Link Communications Experiment
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Proceedings Volume 1131, Optical Space Communication; (1989) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.961550
Event: 1989 International Congress on Optical Science and Engineering, 1989, Paris, France
Abstract
The theory and practice of free space optical mixing as applied to coherent intersatellite link receivers is addressed in this paper. Factors which contribute to mixing losses in free space are discussed, and theoretical predictions made. An experiment to measure the losses in a 1.5μm DFB coherent system is described, and preliminary results presented. Consideration is given to additional loss and distortion mechanisms which are not modelled, but which come into play for large off-axis angles.
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M. A. Grant, M. A. Grant, M. Childerhouse, M. Childerhouse, K. Richards, K. Richards, J. Workman, J. Workman, C. Park, C. Park, } "Measurement Of Receiver Performance In A Free Space Coherent Optical Intersatellite Link Communications Experiment", Proc. SPIE 1131, Optical Space Communication, (6 October 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.961550; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.961550
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