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Optical system design for high speed 2km free space optical communication
Author(s): Changyu Shen; Xiangdong Yu
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Paper Abstract

The optical design and experimental results of a free space optical communication system operating at 2Gbps using 1550nm VCSEL were introduced. The optical transmitting system consists of three optical senders and an optical receiver and a photoelectric receiving circuit. An automatic tracking system was employed to eliminate the pointing error between communication terminals. Each optical sender was designed as Schmidt-Cassegrain antenna to collimate the laser beam. λ / 2 plate and polarization beam splitter were used to decrease the interference of astigmatism and reflection. The optical receiver consists of a wave filter, dense-lines Fresnel lens and a photoelectric detector. The system's duplex communication tests showed that the data transmission rate can reach 2Gbps, error rate less than 10-9, signal-to-noise ratio greater than 8 under the condition of clouds sky (attenuation coefficient is -16 dB/km) as the transmission length is 2000m, data carrier laser of 1550nm. The system had much higher speed rate comparing to other insertion system such as copper wire (1.5Mbps), electric cable (5Mbps), DSL (6Mbps per route).

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 November 2007
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6783, Optical Transmission, Switching, and Subsystems V, 678348 (19 November 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.745688
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Changyu Shen, China JiLiang Univ. (China)
Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Xiangdong Yu, China JiLiang Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6783:
Optical Transmission, Switching, and Subsystems V
Dominique Chiaroni; Wanyi Gu; Ken-ichi Kitayama; Chang-Soo Park, Editor(s)

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