1 October 2001 Modeling of an acousto-optic laser veam steering system intended for satellite communication
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Abstract
High data rate of laser communication systems should be matched by wide operational bandwidth of beam positioning. This could be achieved by the application of nonmechanical beam steering technologies utilizing acousto-optic phenomena. Major components of acousto-optic beam steering systems, a Bragg cell, and a quadrant detector are subjected to comprehensive laboratory testing and characterization as components of a control system. A mathematical and computer simulation model of the entire steering system addressing system dynamics, cross coupling of azimuth and elevation channels, and nonlinearity, and facilitating synthesis of advanced control laws is developed.
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Vladimir V. Nikulin, Mounir Bouzoubaa, Victor A. Skormin, Timothy E. Busch, "Modeling of an acousto-optic laser veam steering system intended for satellite communication," Optical Engineering 40(10), (1 October 2001). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.1403022 . Submission:
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