Accession Number : AD0737179

Title :   Mode-Locked Laser Communications System.

Descriptive Note : Research and development technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ELECTRONICS COMMAND FORT MONMOUTH N J

Personal Author(s) : Wolfe,Martin I.

Report Date : OCT 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : The report is intended to provide a brief outline of various possible designs for a high bit rate laser communications system. The concern is solely on using a mode-locked laser and pulse code modulation. For each proposed system, the advantages and disadvantages as well as foreseeable barriers are indicated. This report grew out of a study and investigation of mode-locked lasers and techniques for incorporating them in a laser communications system. Recommendations on the most feasible system for fabrication are given. This is based on the near term-component state-of-the-art as well as the requirements of a tactical system. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS, PULSE CODE MODULATION), GAS LASERS, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, ELECTROOPTICS, LITHIUM COMPOUNDS, NIOBATES, OPTICAL EQUIPMENT

Subject Categories : Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE