22 April 1996 High-power optical amplifier for optical interorbit communications
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The laser transmitter systems have been our latest and largest topic in optical inter-orbit communications (OIC). We believe that laser subsystem using erbium doped fiber amplifier (EDFA) or neodymium doped fiber amplifier (NDFA) are eminently suitable for high power and wide bandwidth transmitters. Thus, we have been testing commercial EDFA and have obtained good results. In addition, results of FFP measurement of transmitted laser power from single mode silica fiber are also discussed. It is also feasible to apply transmitter subsystems using EDFA or NDFA to future OIC systems, but there are some optical features that have to be considered when designing OIC equipment.
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Tomohiro Araki, Tomohiro Araki, Yasumasa Hisada, Yasumasa Hisada, Yukimasa Tajima, Yukimasa Tajima, "High-power optical amplifier for optical interorbit communications", Proc. SPIE 2699, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies VIII, (22 April 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.238427; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.238427

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