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Lower frequency bands emerging as valid alternatives to free-space lasercom in terrestrial, aerial, and satellite links
Author(s): H. Hemmati
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Paper Abstract

Free-space optical communication technology has always been touted as a solution for high data-rate communication needs where RF and Microwave systems reach their capacity limits. In many respects, optical communication technology meets the challenge but has its own limitations. RF, Microwave and millimeter-wave researchers have advanced the state-of-the-art and achieved the types of data-rates that until this decade were available only from laser communications (lasercom). The aim of this paper is a tutorial for the lasercom community to become better aware of the competing technologies that are either available or are at the verge of becoming commercially available.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 March 2019
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 10910, Free-Space Laser Communications XXXI, 1091013 (22 March 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2510118
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H. Hemmati, Facebook Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10910:
Free-Space Laser Communications XXXI
Hamid Hemmati; Don M. Boroson, Editor(s)

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