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CLEO: Science and Innovations
San Jose, California United States
May 6-11, 2012
ISBN: 978-1-55752-943-5
Symposium on Space Optical Systems: Opportunities and Challenges I (JW1C)

Space-Based Laser Communication Systems and Future Trends

Morio Toyoshima and Yoshihisa Takayama  »View Author Affiliations


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Trends of fiber-based and space-based laser communication systems are presented and compared with respect to the data rates and the sensitivities for optical communication systems. The applicability to micro-satellites is described in this paper.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1300) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric propagation
(010.3310) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Laser beam transmission
(120.6085) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Space instrumentation

M. Toyoshima and Y. Takayama, "Space-Based Laser Communication Systems and Future Trends," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2012, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper JW1C.2.

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