15 September 1993 Optical technology in satellite communications
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To remain competitive with fiber telecommunications systems, advanced communications satellites will require increased bandwidth and capability to provide efficient economical services. On-board photonic subsystems could potentially reduce the payload mass and volume and increase processing bandwidth. Technical feasibility of a photonic satellite where optical subsystems replace the microwave and digital electronics on-board communications spacecraft is discussed in this paper.
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Dilip K. Paul, Dilip K. Paul, } "Optical technology in satellite communications", Proc. SPIE 1953, Photonics for Space Environments, (15 September 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.156580; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.156580
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