9 March 2001 Free-space laser communication systems: internationally and in Russia
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This paper presents a brief review of developments in modern wireless communication technology--free-space laser communication--both for intersatellite and terrestrial applications, including some Russian designs. The character of the Russian intersatellite terminal is its modular design and excluding of almost all opto-electronic instruments out of optical module, with duplex transfer of optical signals between components through fiber-optic cables. Such a design reduces the weight of stirring parts significantly and facilitates alignment. As for terrestrial lasercom, several commercial systems are listed, and results of link availability calculations (for Moscow region weather conditions) are presented.
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Nicolay P. Garaymovich, Nicolay P. Garaymovich, Vladimir N. Grigoriev, Vladimir N. Grigoriev, Alexander P. Huppenen, Alexander P. Huppenen, Michael A. Sadovnikov, Michael A. Sadovnikov, Victor D. Shargorodsky, Victor D. Shargorodsky, Victor V. Sumerin, Victor V. Sumerin, } "Free-space laser communication systems: internationally and in Russia", Proc. SPIE 4354, Laser Optics 2000: Semiconductor Lasers and Optical Communication, (9 March 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.418827; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.418827

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