30 April 2003 Reliability issues of free-space communications systems and networks
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Proceedings Volume 4940, Reliability of Optical Fiber Components, Devices, Systems, and Networks; (2003); doi: 10.1117/12.477408
Event: Photonics Fabrication Europe, 2002, Bruges, Belgium
Abstract
Free space optics (FSO) is a high-speed point-to-point connectivity solution traditionally used in the enterprise campus networking market for building-to-building LAN connectivity. However, more recently some wire line and wireless carriers started to deploy FSO systems in their networks. The requirements on FSO system reliability, meaing both system availability and component reliability, are far more stringent in the carrier market when compared to the requirements in the enterprise market segment. This paper tries to outline some of the aspects that are important to ensure carrier class system reliability.
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Heinz A. Willebrand, "Reliability issues of free-space communications systems and networks", Proc. SPIE 4940, Reliability of Optical Fiber Components, Devices, Systems, and Networks, (30 April 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.477408; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.477408
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Free space optics

Visibility

Signal attenuation

Sensors

Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers

Reliability

Telecommunications

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