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Extending the data rate of non-line-of-sight UV communication with polarization modulation
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Paper Abstract

With low radiation background of solar-blind UV and strong scattering of UV photons by atmospheric particles, UV communication can be made use of to set up a non-line-of-sight (NLOS) free-space optical communication link. Polarization modulation, besides the traditional intensity modulation, is presented to enhance the data rate of the UV communication system. The configuration and the working process of the dually modulated UV communication system with intensity modulation and polarization, the theoretical evaluation of polarization modulation, and a numerical of the scattering matrix are presented, with the conclusion that polarization modulation is achievable. By adding the polarizing devices and changing the coding procedures, the existing singly-modulated UV communication systems with intensity modulation are easily modified to be dually-modulated ones with polarization modulation and intensity modulation. Ideally speaking, the data rate of the dually-modulated UV communication system is the product of the data rate of the singly modulated system and the number of polarization modulation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 October 2012
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8540, Unmanned/Unattended Sensors and Sensor Networks IX, 85400I (19 October 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.974284
Show Author Affiliations
Hongwei Yin, National Univ. of Defense Technology (China)
Honghui Jia, National Univ. of Defense Technology (China)
Hailiang Zhang, National Univ. of Defense Technology (China)
Xiaofeng Wang, National Univ. of Defense Technology (China)
Shengli Chang, National Univ. of Defense Technology (China)
Juncai Yang, National Univ. of Defense Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8540:
Unmanned/Unattended Sensors and Sensor Networks IX
Edward M. Carapezza; Henry J. White, Editor(s)

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