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Applications of Lasers for Sensing and Free Space Communications
Toronto Canada
July 10-14, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-55752-914-5
Hybrid Laser/ RF Communications (LMA)

Optical Automatic Gain Controller for High-Bandwidth Free-Space Optical Communication Links

Juan C. Juarez, Joseph E. Sluz, and David W. Young  »View Author Affiliations


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We developed an optical automatic gain controller for free-space optical communications with a noise figure of 4.1 dB to maximize link margin and a dynamic range of >60 dB to overcome link dynamics.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(060.2605) Fiber optics and optical communications : Free-space optical communication

J. C. Juarez, J. E. Sluz, and D. W. Young, "Optical Automatic Gain Controller for High-Bandwidth Free-Space Optical Communication Links," in Imaging and Applied Optics, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper LMA3.

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