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Recent advances in high power mid- and far-wavelength infrared lasers for free space communication
Author(s): S. Slivken; M. Razeghi
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Paper Abstract

Link reliability is a significant issue for free space optical links. Inclement weather, such as fog, can seriously reduce the transmission of light through the atmosphere. However, this effect, for some types of fog, is wavelength-dependent. In order to improve link availability in both metro and hostile environments, mid- and far-wavelength infrared diode lasers can be of use. This paper will discuss some of the recent advances in high-power, uncooled quantum cascade lasers and their potential for use in long range and/or highly reliable free space communication links.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 October 2006
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6389, Active and Passive Optical Components for Communications VI, 63890S (2 October 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.686843
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S. Slivken, Northwestern Univ. (United States)
M. Razeghi, Northwestern Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6389:
Active and Passive Optical Components for Communications VI
Achyut K. Dutta; Yasutake Ohishi; Niloy K. Dutta; Jesper Moerk, Editor(s)

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