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26 February 2010 OCTL to OICETS optical link experiment (OTOOLE) electrooptical systems
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The OCTL to OICETS Optical Link Experiment (OTOOLE) project demonstrated bi-directional optical communications between the JAXA Optical Inter-orbit Communications Engineering Test Satellite (OICETS) spacecraft and the NASA Optical Communications Telescope Laboratory (OCTL) ground station. This paper provides a detailed description of the experiment design for the uplink optical channel, in which 4 beacon lasers and 3 modulated communication lasers were combined and projected through the F/76 OCTL main telescope. The paper also describes the reimaging optical design employed on the acquisition telescope for receiving the OICETS-transmitted signal and the design of the receiver channel. Performance tests and alignment techniques of both systems are described.
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W. Thomas Roberts, Malcolm W. Wright, Joseph Kovalik, Vachik Garkanian, and Keith E. Wilson "OCTL to OICETS optical link experiment (OTOOLE) electrooptical systems", Proc. SPIE 7587, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies XXII, 75870Y (26 February 2010);


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