We report a fiber based transmitter suitable for high power eye-safe free space optical communications at 1.5 µm. Greater than 40 W of output power has been achieved with 10 Gb/s on-off keyed data patterns.
© 2004 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
J. E. Koroshetz, E. Schneider, I. T. McKinnie, D. Smith, J. Unternahrer, W. A. Clarkson, J. Nilsson, A. Carter, K. Tankala, J. Farroni, E. A. Watson, B. Stadler, and G. Duchak, "High power eye-safe fiber transmitter for free space optical communications," in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper MA2.
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