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19 October 2012 Extending the data rate of non-line-of-sight UV communication with polarization modulation
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With low radiation background of solar-blind UV and strong scattering of UV photons by atmospheric particles, UV communication can be made use of to set up a non-line-of-sight (NLOS) free-space optical communication link. Polarization modulation, besides the traditional intensity modulation, is presented to enhance the data rate of the UV communication system. The configuration and the working process of the dually modulated UV communication system with intensity modulation and polarization, the theoretical evaluation of polarization modulation, and a numerical of the scattering matrix are presented, with the conclusion that polarization modulation is achievable. By adding the polarizing devices and changing the coding procedures, the existing singly-modulated UV communication systems with intensity modulation are easily modified to be dually-modulated ones with polarization modulation and intensity modulation. Ideally speaking, the data rate of the dually-modulated UV communication system is the product of the data rate of the singly modulated system and the number of polarization modulation.
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Hongwei Yin, Honghui Jia, Hailiang Zhang, Xiaofeng Wang, Shengli Chang, and Juncai Yang "Extending the data rate of non-line-of-sight UV communication with polarization modulation", Proc. SPIE 8540, Unmanned/Unattended Sensors and Sensor Networks IX, 85400I (19 October 2012);

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