15 September 1993 High-frequency direct modulation links
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Production lasers are available which offer a broadband, 2 - 18 GHz, microwave link capability. Lasers, detectors and fiber optic components are adaptable to aircraft and space environments in small, lightweight, self-contained modules. Tests and analysis of performance specifications show that a third order, spurious free, dynamic range of approximately 100 dB/Hz2/3 can easily be achieved with production components which are reliable, rugged, and hermetically sealed. Future laser improvements are expected to achieve even greater dynamic range.
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E. Neil Dulaney, E. Neil Dulaney, Steven R. Smith, Steven R. Smith, Jack I. Ohlhaber, Jack I. Ohlhaber, "High-frequency direct modulation links", Proc. SPIE 1953, Photonics for Space Environments, (15 September 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.156576; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.156576
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