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Transporting RF signals over free-space optical links
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Paper Abstract

Free space optics (FSO) is a technology that uses modulated optical beams to transmit information line-of-sight through the atmosphere. To date, the primary focus of FSO research and development has been toward the transmission of digital signals, primarily for "last mile" applications. This paper reports the use of FSO to transport modulated radio frequency (RF) analog signals, together with an investigation of key performance measures. Results indicate minimal RF signal distortion when transmitted over FSO. The advantages of using FSO include increased security and insusceptibility to electromagnetic interference (EMI).

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 April 2005
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5712, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies XVII, (18 April 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.590063
Show Author Affiliations
Hakki H. Refai, The Univ. of Oklahoma (United States)
James J. Sluss Jr., The Univ. of Oklahoma (United States)
Hazem H. Refai, The Univ. of Oklahoma (United States)
Mohammed Atiquzzaman, The Univ. of Oklahoma (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5712:
Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies XVII
G. Stephen Mecherle, Editor(s)

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