We present a design for an optical data communications receiver–transmitter pair based on the holographic correction of a large diameter, poor-quality, reflecting primary mirror. The telescope has a narrow bandwidth (<0.1 nm) with good signal frequency isolation (>60 dB) and is scalable to meter-class apertures. We demonstrate the correction of a reflector telescope with over 2000 waves of aberration to diffraction-limited operation, capable of handling data transmission rates up to 100 GHz.
© 1999 Optical Society of America
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(090.1000) Holography : Aberration compensation
(110.6770) Imaging systems : Telescopes
(120.4640) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical instruments
Geoff Andersen and Randall J. Knize, "Holographically Corrected Telescope for High-Bandwidth Optical Communications," Appl. Opt. 38, 6833-6835 (1999)