Chapter 4

Optical Satellite Communications

Hamid Hemmatia, 1 and David Caplanb, 2,    aJet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), California Institute of Technology, CA, USA, bMIT Lincoln Laboratory, MA, USA,,


Portions of the work described here were carried out at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Portions of this work were sponsored by the National Aeronautic and Space Administration under Air Force Contract #FA8721-05-C-0002. Opinions, interpretations, conclusions, and recommendations are those of the authors and are not necessarily endorsed by the United States Government.

4.1 Introduction ...

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