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Design of optical receivers for wireless LAN applications
Author(s): P. J. Nicholls; Rodney T. Unwin
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we consider the design of broadband optical receivers for use in free-space local area networks. After a brief introduction to the relatively new topic of optical wireless LAN's, our attention turns to the design of receivers for use in these wireless systems. Mathematical models of the noise performance of optical wireless receivers are used to compare two different receiver topologies. This allows us to determine which type of receiver is best suited to a particular operating environment.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 February 1995
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2450, Broadband Networks: Strategies and Technologies, (17 February 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.201309
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P. J. Nicholls, Univ. of Huddersfield (United Kingdom)
Rodney T. Unwin, Univ. of Huddersfield (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2450:
Broadband Networks: Strategies and Technologies
Robert A. Cryan; P. Nalinaj Fernando; Pierpaolo Ghiggino; John M. Senior, Editor(s)

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