Accession Number : ADA272325


Title :   1 Gbit/s Coherent Optical Communication System using a 1W Optical Power Amplifier


Descriptive Note : Journal article,


Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB


Personal Author(s) : Alexander, S. B. ; Kintzer, E. S. ; Livas, J. C. ; Chinn, S. R. ; Walpole, J. N.


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA272325


Report Date : 07 JAN 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 3


Abstract : An experimental 1 Gbit/s, coherent optical communication system that uses a 1 W semiconductor optical power amplifier is reported. The system is intended for use in free-space crosslink applications, operates at a wavelength of 972 nm and uses a frequency-shift-key (FSK) modulated semiconductor laser master oscillator, heterodyne detection receiver, and delay-line discriminator demodulator. Communication link sensitivities of 30 detected photons per bit at a 10-6 bit error rate have been obtained. This link performance can support gigabit per second rates across geosynchronous distances. Optical communication, Optical amplifiers


Descriptors :   *OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS , *POWER AMPLIFIERS , OSCILLATORS , REPRINTS , DETECTION , RECEIVERS , AMPLIFIERS , DELAY LINES , FREQUENCY SHIFT , DISCRIMINATORS , TELESCOPES , DEMODULATORS , PHOTONS , LASERS , HETERODYNING , SEMICONDUCTOR LASERS


Subject Categories : TELEMETRY
      NON-RADIO COMMUNICATIONS


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE