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12 June 2007 High-power mid- and far wavelength infrared lasers for free space communication
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Proceedings Volume 6593, Photonic Materials, Devices, and Applications II; 65931V (2007) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.718784
Event: Microtechnologies for the New Millennium, 2007, Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain
Abstract
Laser-based free-space communications have been developed to serve specific roles in "last mile" high-speed data networks due to their high security, low cost, portability, and high bandwidth. Conventional free-space systems based on near infrared optical devices suffer from reliability problems due to atmospheric scattering losses and scintillation effects, such as those encountered with storms, dust, and fog. Mid-infrared wavelengths are less affected by atmospheric effects and can significantly enhance link uptime and range. This paper will discuss some of the recent advances in high-power, high temperature, high reliability mid-infrared Quantum Cascade Lasers and their potential application in highly reliable free space communication links.
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M. Razeghi, A. Evans, J. Nguyen, Y. Bai, S. Slivken, S. R. Darvish, and K. Mi "High-power mid- and far wavelength infrared lasers for free space communication", Proc. SPIE 6593, Photonic Materials, Devices, and Applications II, 65931V (12 June 2007); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.718784
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