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4 June 1987 Holographic Optical Elements Which Diffract Efficiently In The Near-Infrared For Operation With Laser Diodes For Spacecraft Communications
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Proceedings Volume 0747, Practical Holography II; (1987) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.939790
Event: OE LASE'87 and EO Imaging Symposium, 1987, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Abstract
The use of holographic optical elements with laser diodes and/or diode arrays for spacecraft communications is considered. Laser diodes are uniquely suited to spacecraft communications due to their low mass, compact size and high efficiencies compared to other candidate optical transmitters. However, the beamfront from these devices suffer aberrations and astigmatism (Fig. 1). Corrections to the beamfront for satellite communications typically require conventional optical solutions which employ multielement configurations. These solutions are quite massive and bulky and in some instances, can contribute significantly to the overall satellite payload.
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C. Gilbreath, A. E. Clement, and J. W. Wagner "Holographic Optical Elements Which Diffract Efficiently In The Near-Infrared For Operation With Laser Diodes For Spacecraft Communications", Proc. SPIE 0747, Practical Holography II, (4 June 1987); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.939790
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