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Fiberbundle Receiver: A new Concept for High-Speed and High-Sensitivity Tracking in Optical Transceivers

Fuchs, Christian and Henniger, Hennes and Giggenbach, Dirk (2007) Fiberbundle Receiver: A new Concept for High-Speed and High-Sensitivity Tracking in Optical Transceivers. In: Proceedings of SPIE -- Volume 6709, 67090V-1-67090V-11. SPIE Optical Press. Free-Space Laser Communications VII, 2007-08-26 - 2007-08-30, San Diego, CA, USA. ISBN 9780819468574.

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Abstract

The design of optical transceivers for mobile free space optical communication systems is a sophisticated task. A typical transceiver design includes the combination of coarse- and fine-tracking-sensors, a data receiver, and a laser source for sending data. For heavily vibrating environments or for systems that have stringent requirements in terms of pointing accuracy, a fast steering mirror might be used. This results in a design with many parts. The Fiberbundle Receiver, consisting of 7 fibers in conjunction with photodiodes, can ease such an implementation process. It allows the combination of some of the mentioned components, which results in a less complicated design. Standard COTS components for fiber based WDM systems can be used for challenging tasks as e.g. wavelength splitting. Furthermore, a cost-effective and very fast tracking system can be implemented. A technology demonstrator for the application of the Fiberbundle Receiver at a wavelength of 1550 nm has been developed and will be discussed in this paper.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech, Paper)
Title:Fiberbundle Receiver: A new Concept for High-Speed and High-Sensitivity Tracking in Optical Transceivers
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Fuchs, ChristianUNSPECIFIED
Henniger, HennesUNSPECIFIED
Giggenbach, DirkUNSPECIFIED
Date:September 2007
Journal or Publication Title:Proceedings of SPIE -- Volume 6709
Refereed publication:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:67090V-1-67090V-11
Editors:
EditorsEmail
SPIE-The International Society for Optical Engineering, UNSPECIFIED
Publisher:SPIE Optical Press
ISBN:9780819468574
Status:Published
Keywords:Free Space Optical Communications, Optical Transceiver, Fiberbundle, Fast Tracking, High Sensitivity, KNOCGOP
Event Title:Free-Space Laser Communications VII
Event Location:San Diego, CA, USA
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:2007-08-26 - 2007-08-30
Organizer:SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W KN - Kommunikation/Navigation
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W KN - Kommunikation/Navigation
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - Vorhaben Multimedia Satellitennetze (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Communication and Navigation > Digital Networks
Deposited By: Florian Moll
Deposited On:29 Feb 2008
Last Modified:27 Apr 2009 14:48

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