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1 May 1991 Second-generation high-data-rate interorbit link based on diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser technology
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Proceedings Volume 1522, Optical Space Communication II; (1991)
Event: Munich '91 (Lasers '91), 1991, Munich, Germany
The SILEX experimental program is concerned with demonstrating the technologies of an optical communications link between two satellites; in order to expand system capabilities to the high data rates required for future LEO-GEO interorbit links, a detailed design study has been conducted for a system predicated on diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser technology. Even with telescopes whose apertures are less than 10 cm on the LEO satellite, and transmitter powers of less than 1 W, system transmission performance is greater than 1 Gbit/sec.
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Heinz Sontag, Ulrich A. Johann, and Klaus Pribil "Second-generation high-data-rate interorbit link based on diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser technology", Proc. SPIE 1522, Optical Space Communication II, (1 May 1991);

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