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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 15 — Jul. 29, 2013
  • pp: 18434–18441

Fiber-based free-space optical coherent receiver with vibration compensation mechanism

Ruochi Zhang, Jianmin Wang, Guang Zhao, and Junyi Lv  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 15, pp. 18434-18441 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.018434


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Abstract

We propose a novel fiber-based free-space optical (FSO) coherent receiver for inter-satellite communication. The receiver takes advantage of established fiber-optic components and utilizes the fine-pointing subsystem installed in FSO terminals to minimize the influence of satellite platform vibrations. The received beam is coupled to a single-mode fiber, and the coupling efficiency of the system is investigated both analytically and experimentally. A receiving sensitivity of −38 dBm is obtained at the forward error correction limit with a transmission rate of 22.4 Gbit/s. The proposed receiver is shown to be a promising component for inter-satellite optical communication.

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OCIS Codes
(060.1660) Fiber optics and optical communications : Coherent communications
(060.2605) Fiber optics and optical communications : Free-space optical communication

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: June 3, 2013
Revised Manuscript: July 10, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: July 17, 2013
Published: July 24, 2013

Citation
Ruochi Zhang, Jianmin Wang, Guang Zhao, and Junyi Lv, "Fiber-based free-space optical coherent receiver with vibration compensation mechanism," Opt. Express 21, 18434-18441 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-15-18434


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