1 May 2005 Free-space optical communications link at 1550 nm using multiple-quantum-well modulating retroreflectors in a marine environment
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Abstract
A 1550-nm eye-safe, free-space optical communications link is demonstrated at rates up to 5 Mbits/s over a distance of 2 km in the Chesapeake Bay, using quantum-well-based modulating retroreflectors. Tests are conducted under various atmospheric conditions over a time period of about a year. The experimental and theoretical link budgets are compared and statistical measurements of the effects of scintillation are collected.
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William S. Rabinovich, William S. Rabinovich, Rita Mahon, Rita Mahon, Harris Rayvon Burris, Harris Rayvon Burris, G. Charmaine Gilbreath, G. Charmaine Gilbreath, Peter G. Goetz, Peter G. Goetz, Christopher I. Moore, Christopher I. Moore, M. F. Stell, M. F. Stell, Michael J. Vilcheck, Michael J. Vilcheck, Jennifer L. Witkowsky, Jennifer L. Witkowsky, Lee A. Swingen, Lee A. Swingen, Michelle R. Suite, Michelle R. Suite, Eun S. Oh, Eun S. Oh, J. Koplow, J. Koplow, } "Free-space optical communications link at 1550 nm using multiple-quantum-well modulating retroreflectors in a marine environment," Optical Engineering 44(5), 056001 (1 May 2005). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.1906230 . Submission:
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