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3 May 1988 Stripe Domain Light Deflection For Intersatellite Communications
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Proceedings Volume 0876, Communications Networking in Dense Electromagnetic Environments; (1988)
Event: 1988 Los Angeles Symposium: O-E/LASE '88, 1988, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Stripe domain garnet light deflectors are being developed to have the increased deflection efficiency needed to perform the optical beam steering function in a laser crosslink, intersatellite communication system. Two approaches are being taken to develop a deflector with a goal of greater then 50% efficiency at 0.8 and 1.06 μm wavelengths. These are development of garnet materials with increased magneto-optic performance and operation of the garnet element in a Fabry-Perot etalon. Modeling of etalon behavior and anticipated garnet material properties indicates efficiencies up to 90% are possible at 1.06 μm and up to 60% at 0.8 μm. At our present stage of material development and without an etalon, efficiencies of 11% at 0.8 μm wavelength and 14% at 1.06 μm have been achieved.
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G. L. Nelson, F. R. Ore, J. A. Krawczak, E. J. Torok, J. M. Sittig, and C. H. Herbrandson "Stripe Domain Light Deflection For Intersatellite Communications", Proc. SPIE 0876, Communications Networking in Dense Electromagnetic Environments, (3 May 1988);

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