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Underwater optical communications with a modulating retro-reflector
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Paper Abstract

Optical communication links using retro-reflectors underwater are investigated. In the retro-reflector geometry, backscattered light from turbid waters can interfere with the retro-reflected information signal. Presented here are polarization techniques to reduce the contribution of backscatter, as well as an evaluation on the impact of communication link range and reliability.

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Date Published: 29 April 2009
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7317, Ocean Sensing and Monitoring, 73170G (29 April 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.818639
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Brandon Cochenour, Naval Air Warfare Ctr. (United States)
Linda Mullen, Naval Air Warfare Ctr. (United States)
William Rabinovich, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Rita Mahon, Naval Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7317:
Ocean Sensing and Monitoring
Weilin (Will) Hou, Editor(s)

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