10 May 2007 Omnidirectional free-space optical (FSO) receivers
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Abstract
Free-space optics (FSO) is a technology that utilizes modulated light beam to transmit information through the atmosphere. Line-of-sight connection between both FSO transceivers is a necessary condition to maintain continuous exchange of voice, video, and data information. To date, the primary concentration of mobile FSO research and development has been toward the accurate aligning between two transceivers. This study introduces an advanced FSO receiver that provides wider receiving angle compared with that of conventional FSO systems. We present data from measurements of optical power, which were very promising, and indicated that these advanced FSO receivers are suitable for FSO alignment applications and perform favorably with similar FSO receivers.
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Gabriel A. Cap, Gabriel A. Cap, Hakki H. Refai, Hakki H. Refai, James J. Sluss, James J. Sluss, } "Omnidirectional free-space optical (FSO) receivers", Proc. SPIE 6551, Atmospheric Propagation IV, 65510O (10 May 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.707215; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.707215
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