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Focal Plane Beam Multiplexing
Author(s): J C Chaimowicz; R S Cole; H O'Neilly
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Paper Abstract

The technique of Focal Plane Arrays might find a novel application in the field of short haul free space optical communications. This application consists of spatially multiplexing several streams of digital information so that they can be transmitted simultaneously over a single link. Such parallel transmission could, in some situations, advantageously replace the commonly used serial mode. This paper reports the results of a preliminary experimental investigation of such a focal plane array scheme. The limitations of focal plane beam multiplexing and the trade-offs between the number of channels and range are briefly discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 May 1988
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0865, Focal Plane Arrays: Technology and Applications, (3 May 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.943559
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J C Chaimowicz, University College London (England)
R S Cole, University College London (England)
H O'Neilly, University College London (England)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0865:
Focal Plane Arrays: Technology and Applications
Jean-Pierre Chatard, Editor(s)

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