29 April 2009 Underwater optical communications with a modulating retro-reflector
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Optical communication links using retro-reflectors underwater are investigated. In the retro-reflector geometry, backscattered light from turbid waters can interfere with the retro-reflected information signal. Presented here are polarization techniques to reduce the contribution of backscatter, as well as an evaluation on the impact of communication link range and reliability.
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Brandon Cochenour, Linda Mullen, William Rabinovich, Rita Mahon, "Underwater optical communications with a modulating retro-reflector", Proc. SPIE 7317, Ocean Sensing and Monitoring, 73170G (29 April 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.818639; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.818639
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