ORIONAS optical inter-satellite link architecture and DPSK modulator and receiver PIC design and fabrication was presented in the International Conference on Space Optics (ICSO 2020) organized by ESA and CNES. Leontios Stampoulidis (project co-ordinator) from LEO Space Photonics presented the talk titled: “The H2020-SPACE-ORIONAS project: “Lasercom-on-chip” for high-speed satellite constellation interconnectivity”. The paper is now accessible through SPIE digital library as Open access publication.
Paper abstract: H2020-SPACE-ORIONAS is a 3-year Research and Innovation Action program funded by the European Commission focusing on the development of compact optical transceiver and amplifier modules applicable to new generation optical inter-satellite links. ORIONAS explores photonic integrated circuits and small form factor fiber optics leveraging their success in datacenter interconnect and hi-rel aerospace applications to deliver miniaturized modules and devices that can shrink considerably the SWaP of lasercom terminals. This paper presents the most recent project achievements.
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