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Impact of infrared technology to wireless communications
Author(s): Chris J. Georgopoulos
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Paper Abstract

In the past, an emphasis was placed on the research, design, and development of various infrared (IR) devices and systems primarily for military applications. The future trend, however, is towards the use of IR technology equally or with greater emphasis in the commercial sector. Both indoor and outdoor applications are possible. Commercial availability of special solid state diodes has opened the possibility of producing cost-effective laser atmospheric communication applications, for voice, data, and video. It is expected that infrared communications technology as a photonics field will have the impact of the major photonics field in the 21st century.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 June 1995
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2426, 9th Meeting on Optical Engineering in Israel, (6 June 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.211240
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Chris J. Georgopoulos, Univ. of Patras (Greece)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2426:
9th Meeting on Optical Engineering in Israel
Itzhak Shladov; Yitzhak Wiessman; Natan Kopeika, Editor(s)

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