Photon-efficient free-space laser communication systems offer the potential for flexible, costeffective, high-speed connectivity suitable for ultra-long-haul intersatellite and interplanetary links. Transmitter and receiver design options and performance limitations for these links will be presented.
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(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
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D. Caplan, "High-Performance Free-Space Laser Communications and Future Trends," in Optical Amplifiers and Their Applications, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper TuB1.
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