23 January 1998 Opportunities and challenges for optical wireless: the competitive advantage of free space telecommunications links in today's crowded marketplace
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Proceedings Volume 3232, Wireless Technologies and Systems: Millimeter-Wave and Optical; (1998) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.301022
Event: Voice, Video, and Data Communications, 1997, Dallas, TX, United States
Abstract
Never before has the opportunity for terrestrial optical wireless communications links been so great. The high data rates attainable, up to OC-24, make it a very attractive and cost effective alternative to traditional fiber optic and microwave links. With today's demand for interactive multimedia-based applications, such as video conferencing and telemedicine, optical wireless products are the only ones that can provide the needed bandwidth in situations when it is too costly or impossible to install fiber optic cable. Recent developments in laser and optics technologies, in addition to auto beam tracking, permit transmission units to achieve excellent performance rates in all weather conditions.
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Theresa H. Carbonneau, Theresa H. Carbonneau, David Roger Wisely, David Roger Wisely, } "Opportunities and challenges for optical wireless: the competitive advantage of free space telecommunications links in today's crowded marketplace", Proc. SPIE 3232, Wireless Technologies and Systems: Millimeter-Wave and Optical, (23 January 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.301022; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.301022
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