1 August 1991 Fiber optic link for millimeter-wave communication satellites
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An electrically and optically optimized 18.5 to 19.0 GHz short-haul fiber optic (F.O.) link is presented. A theoretical link analysis of gain, system noise contributions, linearity, and dynamic range is shown as well as the corresponding measurements. Results indicate that by employing reactive matching and on-fiber lensing techniques, performance of high-speed F.O. links are still limited by high relative intensity noise levels and the limited frequency response of the laser. Alternative architectures are suggested to counteract these limiting problems of current high speed links.
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David M. Polifko, David M. Polifko, Stephen A. Malone, Stephen A. Malone, Afshin S. Daryoush, Afshin S. Daryoush, Richard R. Kunath, Richard R. Kunath, } "Fiber optic link for millimeter-wave communication satellites", Proc. SPIE 1476, Optical Technology for Microwave Applications V, (1 August 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.45564; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.45564

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