19 May 2015 Mid-IR free-space optical communication with quantum cascade lasers
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A free space optical communication link with simulated atmospheric turbulence investigation using un-cooled Mid-Wave Infrared (MWIR) system. Uncooled pulsed Quantum Cascade Laser was used as transmitter and photoelectromagnetic detector as receiver. For high photon efficiency and to eliminate QCL thermal effects signal was modulated at 32-ary Pulse Position Modulation (PPM) scheme. Concept enables extremely small and atmospheric propagation efficient optical communication system.
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Edward Luzhansky, Edward Luzhansky, Fow-Sen Choa, Fow-Sen Choa, Scott Merritt, Scott Merritt, Anthony Yu, Anthony Yu, Michael Krainak, Michael Krainak, } "Mid-IR free-space optical communication with quantum cascade lasers", Proc. SPIE 9465, Laser Radar Technology and Applications XX; and Atmospheric Propagation XII, 946512 (19 May 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2189315; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2189315
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