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SONAbeam optical wireless products
Author(s): Theresa H. Carbonneau; G. Stephen Mecherle
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Paper Abstract

fSONA has developed an optical wireless line of products that will enable high bandwidth wireless connectivity, much like fiber optic technology has done for wired connectivity. All of the fSONA products use wavelengths around 1.5 micrometers both for eye safety and for maximum commonality with fiber optic technology. Initial products provide either OC-3 (155 Mbps) or Fast Ethernet (125 Mbps). The 2 km unit is fixed mounted and provides a relatively large beamwidth to compensate for building motion. The 4 km unit utilizes a narrow transmit beamwidth with active pointing for motion compensation. Trials of the units with key customers begin in second quarter 2000, with volume production of the 2 km- unit beginning in third quarter and the 4 km unit in the fourth quarter. Product designs for 622 Mbps and 1.25 Gbps should be completed prior to the end of the 2000.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 May 2000
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3932, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies XII, (2 May 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.384317
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Theresa H. Carbonneau, fSONA Communications Corp. (Canada)
G. Stephen Mecherle, fSONA Communications Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3932:
Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies XII
G. Stephen Mecherle, Editor(s)

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