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Applied Optics

Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 7, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 1968
  • pp: 1571–1576

Large Aperture Segmented Optics for Space-to-Ground Communications

R. F. Lucy  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 7, Issue 8, pp. 1571-1576 (1968)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.7.001571


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Abstract

A large aperture, moderate quality segmented optical array for use in noncoherent space-to-ground laser communications is determined as a function of resolution, diameter, focal length, and number of segments in the array. Secondary optics and construction tolerances are also discussed. Performance predictions show a typical receiver to be capable of megahertz communications at Mars distances during daylight operation.

© 1968 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: November 17, 1967
Published: August 1, 1968

Citation
R. F. Lucy, "Large Aperture Segmented Optics for Space-to-Ground Communications," Appl. Opt. 7, 1571-1576 (1968)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-7-8-1571

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