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COTS low-cost 622-Mb/s free-space laser communications link for short-distance commercial applications
Author(s): Kenneth A. Morrison
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Paper Abstract

The results from a low cost 622 Mb/s, free-space laser communication link operating at 850 nm for short distance commercial applications is presented. The test results demonstrate the use of a free-space laser communications transceiver for building to building applications such as LAN, WAN and ATM operations, etc. This illustrates the potential for wide-use commercial computer network applications. The transceiver is constructed of commercial off-the-shelf materials for the development of a low-cost laser communications data link. The test system configuration utilizes standard Personal Computers with network cards and signal conversion cards for the copper to optical medical conversion. These tests precede the development of an increased data rate device operating at 2.5 Gb/s.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 May 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3932, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies XII, (2 May 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.384318
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Kenneth A. Morrison, KVA Advanced Technologies, Inc. (United States)


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

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