Gooch and Housego and LEO Space Photonics report ORIONAS work on the radiation resistant low noise optical fiber pre-amplifier.
Gooch and Housego presented work in “Miniaturized modules for space-based optical communication” in this year SPIE Photonics West Conference – session on Free-Space Laser Communications. The presentation included the work done in collaboration with LEO Space Photonics on the development of miniaturized radiation resistant low noise fiber pre-amplifiers in the frames of ORIONAS project.
We present recent progress in developing miniaturized optical transmitters and receiver amplifiers for space communications. Three C-band high-speed optical transmitter designs are presented: a bespoke 300 mW version as part of TNO’s “SmallCat” terminal to fly on-board NordSat and two variants that provide 300 mW and 3 W of optical power complying to standard cubesat form factors. In addition to these transmitters, an ultra-small form factor, high gain, low noise amplifier, for boosting received signals is presented.”
Follow the link below to read the manuscript and watch the presentation!