2 May 2000 COTS low-cost 622-Mb/s free-space laser communications link for short-distance commercial applications
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Proceedings Volume 3932, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies XII; (2000) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.384318
Event: Symposium on High-Power Lasers and Applications, 2000, San Jose, CA, United States
Abstract
The results from a low cost 622 Mb/s, free-space laser communication link operating at 850 nm for short distance commercial applications is presented. The test results demonstrate the use of a free-space laser communications transceiver for building to building applications such as LAN, WAN and ATM operations, etc. This illustrates the potential for wide-use commercial computer network applications. The transceiver is constructed of commercial off-the-shelf materials for the development of a low-cost laser communications data link. The test system configuration utilizes standard Personal Computers with network cards and signal conversion cards for the copper to optical medical conversion. These tests precede the development of an increased data rate device operating at 2.5 Gb/s.
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Kenneth A. Morrison, Kenneth A. Morrison, } "COTS low-cost 622-Mb/s free-space laser communications link for short-distance commercial applications", Proc. SPIE 3932, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies XII, (2 May 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.384318; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.384318
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