Impact of spectral noise shape and correlations of laser beam jitter on acquiring optical links in space.

  title={Impact of spectral noise shape and correlations of laser beam jitter on acquiring optical links in space.},
  author={Gerald Hechenblaikner},
  journal={Applied optics},
  volume={61 3},
We investigate how the probability of acquiring an optical link between a scanning and a target spacecraft depends on the spectral shape, power, and dimensionality of the beam jitter, as well as on the choice of detector integration time, beam detection radius, and scan speed. For slow scans and long integration times, the probability of failure (Pfail) is determined by the integrated jitter power up to a critical frequency, which we verify by comparing the results of an analytical model to… 
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