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LIU He-shan, GAO Rui-hong, LUO Zi-ren, JIN Gang. Laser ranging and data communication for space gravitational wave detection[J]. Chinese Optics, 2019, 12(3): 486-492. doi: 10.3788/CO.20191203.0486
Citation: LIU He-shan, GAO Rui-hong, LUO Zi-ren, JIN Gang. Laser ranging and data communication for space gravitational wave detection[J]. Chinese Optics, 2019, 12(3): 486-492. doi: 10.3788/CO.20191203.0486

Laser ranging and data communication for space gravitational wave detection

doi: 10.3788/CO.20191203.0486

the Strategic Priority ResearchProgram of the Chinese Academy of Science XDB23030000

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  • Corresponding author: LUO Zi-ren, E-mail:luoziren@imech.ac.cn
  • Received Date: 2018-07-02
  • Rev Recd Date: 2018-08-31
  • Publish Date: 2019-06-01
  • Due to the large unequal interferometer arm, laser frequency jitter noise is the dominant noise in space gravitational wave detection. This noise can be less than shot noise when the frequency jitter is suppressed below than 10-6 Hz1/2 through the combination of PDH(Pound-Drever-Hall), arm locking and TDI (Time Delay Interferometer) technologies. However, absolute ranging and laser communication are the preconditions of the TDI. In this paper, we discuss the principle and implementation of the absolute ranging and laser communication. The pseudo-random code and communication code are modulated by the EOM(Electro-Optic Modulator) into the phase of the main laser beam and then sent to the far satellite. The absolute distance and the message can be obtained through the PLL(Phase Lock Loop) and the DLL(Delay Lock Loop). The related conclusions can be regarded as the basis and principle for related experimentation and will give a design reference for future space gravitational wave detection in our country.
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