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Record 31 of 1031
Free Space Optical Communication Utilizing Mid-Infrared Interband Cascade Laser
External Online Source: hdl:2014/44790
Author and Affiliation:
Soibel, A.(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, CA, United States)
Wright, M.(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, CA, United States)
Farr, W.(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, CA, United States)
Keo, S.(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, CA, United States)
Hill, C.(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, CA, United States)
Yang, R. Q.(Oklahoma Univ., School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Norman, OK, United States)
Liu, H. C.(National Research Council of Canada, Inst. for Microstructural Sciences, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)
Abstract: A Free Space Optical (FSO) link utilizing mid-IR Interband Cascade lasers has been demonstrated in the 3-5 micron atmospheric transmission window with data rates up to 70 Mb/s and bit-error-rate (BER) less than 10 (exp -8). The performance of the mid-IR FSO link has been compared with the performance of a near-IR link under various fog conditions using an indoor communication testbed. These experiments demonstrated the lower attenuation and scintillation advantages of a mid-IR FSO link through fog than a 1550 nm FSO link.
Publication Date: Jan 23, 2010
Document ID:
20150008573
(Acquired May 26, 2015)
Subject Category: OPTICS
Document Type: Conference Paper
Meeting Information: SPIE Photonics West; 23-28 Jan, 2010; San Francisco, CA; United States
Meeting Sponsor: International Society for Optical Engineering; Bellingham, WA, United States
Financial Sponsor: Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech.; Pasadena, CA, United States
Description: 10p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: FREE-SPACE OPTICAL COMMUNICATION; INFRARED RADIATION; HIGH SPEED; BIT ERROR RATE; FOG; SEMICONDUCTOR LASERS; LASER OUTPUTS; RATES (PER TIME); ATMOSPHERIC WINDOWS; SCINTILLATION; BANDWIDTH; MODULATION
Other Descriptors: SEMICONDUCTOR LASERS; INFRARED SOURCES
Availability Source: Other Sources
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