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  • Vol. 38, Iss. 33 — Nov. 20, 1999
  • pp: 6833–6835

Holographically corrected telescope for high-bandwidth optical communications

Geoff Andersen and Randall J. Knize  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 38, Issue 33, pp. 6833-6835 (1999)

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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.

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OCIS Codes
(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

Original Manuscript: January 4, 1999
Revised Manuscript: August 3, 1999
Published: November 20, 1999

Geoff Andersen and Randall J. Knize, "Holographically corrected telescope for high-bandwidth optical communications," Appl. Opt. 38, 6833-6835 (1999)

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