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8 December 1995 Optical wireless: a prognosis
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Proceedings Volume 2601, Wireless Data Transmission; (1995)
Event: Photonics East '95, 1995, Philadelphia, PA, United States
This paper sets out to review the applications for optical free space links in future broadband networks, covering both long (0.5 to 5 km) and short (< 500 m) external as well as internal systems. The fundamental properties of optical systems -- high bandwidth, minimal regulation and potential low cost, together with the challenges of a relatively low power margin and extreme attenuation in heavy fog -- are evaluated in the light of 5 year's research by the authors.
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Peter P. Smyth, Philip L. Eardley, Kieran T. Dalton, David Roger Wisely, Paul McKee, and David Wood "Optical wireless: a prognosis", Proc. SPIE 2601, Wireless Data Transmission, (8 December 1995);

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