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Two-pi steradian coverage transmit-receive lasercom system using smart multiplexing of multiplexed optical scanners
Author(s): Zahid Yaqoob; Nabeel A. Riza
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Paper Abstract

Wide area (such as 2π steradian) coverage transmit-receive lasercom sub-system is proposed. The lasercom sub-system design utilizes recently proposed new beam scanning approach called Multiplexed Optical Scanner Technology (MOST) that promises high-speed reconfiguration, low power consumption, large aperture, and wide coverage desired for agile, low cost, and easy to install free-space optical link system. The stringent sub-system goals are met by introducing the concept of 'Multiplexing' at both the scanner interconnection level and the light property level. The scanner interconnections can be parallel or serial or both. The light properties that can be multiplexed include polarization, time, wavelength, space, and spatial codes. Manipulating the mentioned parameters of light, various multiplexed optical scanners (MOSs) can be realized. The highly sought after lasercom sub-system design will consist of two or more MOSs combined together in a smart fashion.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 December 2002
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4821, Free-Space Laser Communication and Laser Imaging II, (9 December 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.453804
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Zahid Yaqoob, CREOL/Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Nabeel A. Riza, CREOL/Univ. of Central Florida (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4821:
Free-Space Laser Communication and Laser Imaging II
Jennifer C. Ricklin; David G. Voelz, Editor(s)

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