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Omnidirectional free-space optical (FSO) receivers
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Paper Abstract

Free-space optics (FSO) is a technology that utilizes modulated light beam to transmit information through the atmosphere. Line-of-sight connection between both FSO transceivers is a necessary condition to maintain continuous exchange of voice, video, and data information. To date, the primary concentration of mobile FSO research and development has been toward the accurate aligning between two transceivers. This study introduces an advanced FSO receiver that provides wider receiving angle compared with that of conventional FSO systems. We present data from measurements of optical power, which were very promising, and indicated that these advanced FSO receivers are suitable for FSO alignment applications and perform favorably with similar FSO receivers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 May 2007
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6551, Atmospheric Propagation IV, 65510O (10 May 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.707215
Show Author Affiliations
Gabriel A. Cap, Univ. of Oklahoma (United States)
Hakki H. Refai, Univ. of Oklahoma (United States)
James J. Sluss, Univ. of Oklahoma (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6551:
Atmospheric Propagation IV
Cynthia Y. Young; G. Charmaine Gilbreath, Editor(s)

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