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Design of transmitter and receiver for experimental blue-green laser communication system
Author(s): Tao Xu; Xiaolu Chen; Dong Wen; Xiaolei Sun
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Paper Abstract

An experimental blue-green laser communication system was developed using optical pulse position modulation (PPM) to study the feasibility of high-rate underwater communication among submerged objects. As a primary optical modulation means, PPM modulation is reviewed firstly. By comparison with other means, the conclusion was drawn that PPM has lower power requirement and it is a near optimal modulation for background-limited optical communications. For establishing laser beam propagating through the channel with modulated information through different pulse positions from the transmitter to the receiver, the transmitter subsystem and the receiver subsystem are developed and the key techniques are described separately in detail. Results indicated that the whole blue-green communication system was compact, efficient, reliable and inexpensive, and achieved a high-speed rate communication up to megabits per second and a reasonably low error rates.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 March 2015
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9446, Ninth International Symposium on Precision Engineering Measurement and Instrumentation, 944628 (6 March 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2180955
Show Author Affiliations
Tao Xu, Navy Submarine Academy (China)
Xiaolu Chen, Navy Submarine Academy (China)
Dong Wen, Navy Submarine Academy (China)
Xiaolei Sun, Navy Submarine Academy (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9446:
Ninth International Symposium on Precision Engineering Measurement and Instrumentation
Junning Cui; Jiubin Tan; Xianfang Wen, Editor(s)

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