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14 September 2011 An aperture-matched phase-compensated differential phase shift keying receiver with a 90° hybrid
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Space to ground laser communication is limited by the effects of atmosphere. Differential phase shift keying (DPSK) is suited for high data rate space to ground communication links due to its immunity of the wave front of a beam passing atmospheric turbulence, which carry the information in optical phase changes between bits. The benefit of DPSK over OOK is the 3 dB lower optical signal to noise ratio to reach a given bit error rate (BER) using a balanced receiver. An aperture-matched phase-compensated DPSK receiver with a 90° hybrid is proposed here. The receive optics are based on free-space optics. A Mach-Zehnder delay interferometer is used for differential delay which is equal to the bit period. The input pupil is imaged onto the same place by two afocal systems composed of 4f imaging lenses. The optical path difference is stabilized to a faction of the wavelength with a fine phase adjustment which is measured by a 2×4 90° optical hybrid and closed loop electric circuit. The design and experiments are given in this paper. optical hybrid and closed loop electric circuit. The design and experiments are given in this paper. optical hybrid and closed loop electric circuit. The design and experiments are given in this paper.
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Zhu Luan, Yu Zhou, Yanan Zhi, Enwen Dai, Jianfeng Sun, and Liren Liu "An aperture-matched phase-compensated differential phase shift keying receiver with a 90° hybrid", Proc. SPIE 8162, Free-Space and Atmospheric Laser Communications XI, 81620O (14 September 2011); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.891125
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