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5 March 2021 Miniaturized modules for space-based optical communication
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We present recent progress in developing miniaturized optical transmitters and receiver amplifiers for space communications. Three C-band high-speed optical transmitter designs are presented: a bespoke 300 mW version as part of TNO’s “SmallCat” terminal to fly on-board NordSat and two variants that provide 300 mW and 3 W of optical power complying to standard cubesat form factors. In addition to these transmitters, an ultra-small form factor, high gain, low noise amplifier, for boosting received signals is presented.
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J. Edmunds, L. Henwood-Moroney, N. Hammond, E. Prowse, K. Hall, L. Szemendera, N. Davoudzadeh, P. Holland, K. Simpson, C. Palmer, L. Stampoulidis, P. Kean, M. Welch, and E. Kehayas "Miniaturized modules for space-based optical communication", Proc. SPIE 11678, Free-Space Laser Communications XXXIII, 116780L (5 March 2021); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2577512
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