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Influence of laser beam profiles on received power fluctuation
Author(s): Lucie Dordova; Jan Diblik
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Paper Abstract

Gaussian beam is very often used for the transmission of information in optical wireless links. The usage of this optical beam has its advantages and, of course, disadvantages. This work focuses on possibilities of using laser beams with different distribution of optical intensity - Top Hat beam. Creation of the optical beam with selected optical intensity profile will be briefly described. Optical beams will propagate through the "clear" and stationary atmosphere in the experimental part of this work. These results will be compared with the data obtained after a laser beam is passed through the turbulent and attenuated atmosphere. We will use an ultrasound fog generator for laser beam attenuation testing. To create the turbulence, infra radiators will be applied. Particular results obtained from different atmospheric conditions will be compared and using different types of optical beams will be assessed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 September 2011
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8162, Free-Space and Atmospheric Laser Communications XI, 81620T (14 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.892672
Show Author Affiliations
Lucie Dordova, Brno Univ. of Technology (Czech Republic)
Jan Diblik, Brno Univ. of Technology (Czech Republic)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8162:
Free-Space and Atmospheric Laser Communications XI
Arun K. Majumdar; Christopher C. Davis, Editor(s)

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