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Optical sensors for the free space optical link
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Paper Abstract

This work deals with a review of the possible principles and construction of the terrestrial optical wireless links and the problematic of the proper photodiode and laser diode selection according to the wavelength dependent atmospheric transmittance and the photodiode sensitivity. For the calculations we used the power balance equations and the catalog values of the available laser diodes and detectors. For the most commonly used free space optical links, the laser diode price and the maximum power are also considered.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 April 2008
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7003, Optical Sensors 2008, 70031M (28 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.780105
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Petr Křivák, Brno Univ. of Technology (Czech Republic)
Otakar Wilfert, Brno Univ. of Technology (Czech Republic)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7003:
Optical Sensors 2008
Francis Berghmans; Anna Grazia Mignani; Antonello Cutolo; Patrick P. Meyrueis; Thomas P. Pearsall, Editor(s)

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