Gain-switched seed laser for Deep Space communication applications
AbstractDeep Space (DS) communication plays an important role in space exploration programs, especially in interplanetary flights projects. To resolve limitations of a well-known microwave link, an optical communication is considered. In the article a gain-switched seed laser for high power transmitter in a Master Oscillator Power Amplifier (MOPA) architecture is presented. This optical signal source is able to generate picosecond pulses on demand and is suitable for high speed data link over a long range. The laser is dedicated to the pulse position modulation (PPM) scheme for low power consuming, high capacity and energy efficient optical communication.
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How to Cite
P. Grześ, M. Michalska, and J. Świderski, “Gain-switched seed laser for Deep Space communication applications”, Photonics Lett. Pol., vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 45–47, Jun. 2018.