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Free space optical communication utilizing mid-infrared interband cascade laser
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Paper Abstract

A Free Space Optical (FSO) link utilizing mid-IR Interband Cascade lasers has been demonstrated in the 3-5 μm atmospheric transmission window with data rates up to 70 Mb/s and bit-error-rate (BER) less than 10-8. The performance of the mid-IR FSO link has been compared with the performance of a near-IR link under various fog conditions using an indoor communication testbed. These experiments demonstrated the lower attenuation and scintillation advantages of a mid-IR FSO link through fog than a 1550 nm FSO link.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 February 2010
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7587, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies XXII, 75870S (26 February 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.845788
Show Author Affiliations
A. Soibel, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
M. Wright, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
W. Farr, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
S. Keo, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
C. Hill, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
R. Q. Yang, Univ. of Oklahoma (United States)
H. C. Liu, National Research Council Canada (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7587:
Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies XXII
Hamid Hemmati, Editor(s)

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