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Optical telecommunications: performance of the qualification model SILEX beacon

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Michel Renard, Paul J. Dobie, Jacques Gollier, Theo Heinrichs, Pawel Woszczyk, Andre Sobeczko

Spacebel Instrumentation SA (Belgium)

Proc. SPIE 2381, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies VII, 289 (April 20, 1995); doi:10.1117/12.207412
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  • Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies VII
  • G. Stephen Mecherle
  • San Jose, CA, United States | February 01, 1995

abstract

The Beacon is a powerful non-coherent CW infra-red laser source which is developed under the Semi-conductor Inter-satellite Link Experiment (SILEX). It will provide a high divergence beam used during the first tracking acquisition sequence of the Spot 4/Artemis optical communication link. The Beacon uses high efficiency anamorphic couplers to deliver output from 19 laser diodes into a single multi-mode Mixing Fiber, the exit of which is integrated at the focal plane of a collimator. Beacon output is maintained at the required level during unit life using an Optical Monitoring System and a Beacon output Tele-Command. The Engineering Qualification Model is now complete and overall performance with respect to the SILEX requirements is presented.

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Michel Renard ; Paul J. Dobie ; Jacques Gollier ; Theo Heinrichs ; Pawel Woszczyk, et al.
"Optical telecommunications: performance of the qualification model SILEX beacon", Proc. SPIE 2381, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies VII, 289 (April 20, 1995); doi:10.1117/12.207412; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.207412


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