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Optical multidimensional multiple access (O-MDMA): a new concept for free-space laser communication based on photonic mixer devices
Author(s): Holger Hess; Martin Albrecht; Markus Grothof; Stephan Hussmann; Rudolf Schwarte
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Paper Abstract

Working on optical distance measurement a new optical correlator was developed at the Institute for Data Processing of the University of Siegen in the last years. The so called Photonic Mixer Device (PMD), to be meant originally for laser ranging systems, offers a lot of advantages for wireless optical data communication like high speed spatial light demodulation up to the GHz range and inherent backlight suppression. This contribution describes the application of such PMDs in a free space interconnect based on the principle of Multi Dimensional Multiple Access (MDMA) and the advantages of this new approach, starting from the MDMA principle and followed by the fundamental functionality of PMDs. After that an Optical MDMA (O-MDMA) demonstrator and first measurement results will be presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 January 2004
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5160, Free-Space Laser Communication and Active Laser Illumination III, (27 January 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.504372
Show Author Affiliations
Holger Hess, Univ. Siegen (Germany)
Martin Albrecht, Univ. Siegen (Germany)
Markus Grothof, Univ. Siegen (Germany)
Stephan Hussmann, Univ. of Auckland (New Zealand)
Rudolf Schwarte, Univ. Siegen (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5160:
Free-Space Laser Communication and Active Laser Illumination III
David G. Voelz; Jennifer C. Ricklin, Editor(s)

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