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Multiple Wavelength Free-Space Laser Communications

Purvinskis, Robert and Giggenbach, Dirk and Henniger, Hennes and Perlot, Nicolas and David, Florian (2003) Multiple Wavelength Free-Space Laser Communications. In: Proceedings of the SPIE, Vol. 4975, pp. 12-19. SPIE Optical Press. Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies XV, 2003-01-28, San Jose, California, USA. ISBN 0-8194-4775-7. ISSN 0277-786X

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Free-space optical communications systems in the atmosphere, based on intensity modulation and direct detection, are heavily affected by fading caused by turbulence cells of varying scale and motion. Several data sets of fading measurements under different scenarios have been recorded demonstrating this effect. In this paper we introduce a form of free-space laser communications involving a source operating on several wavelengths. The goal is to overcome atmospheric interference on a communications link. We have performed simulations using the DLR PILab Matlab toolbox. These indicate the extent to which the turbulence and beam properties interact. Experimental investigations are planned. Further properties are also taken into account, including the choice of appropriate laser bandwidth and wavelengths, the effect of atmospheric absorption from aerosols and molecular absorption lines, as well as effects of atmospheric structure on beam propagation. Possible scenarios for application of this scheme will be presented as well.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:LIDO-Berichtsjahr=2003,
Title:Multiple Wavelength Free-Space Laser Communications
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Purvinskis, RobertUnivertsity of Southern Australia
Giggenbach, DirkUNSPECIFIED
Henniger, HennesUNSPECIFIED
Perlot, NicolasUNSPECIFIED
Journal or Publication Title:Proceedings of the SPIE, Vol. 4975
Refereed publication:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 12-19
SPIE-The International Society for Optical Engineering, UNSPECIFIED
Publisher:SPIE Optical Press
Keywords:Multiple Wavelength, Free-Space, Laser Communications, KNOCGOP
Event Title:Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies XV
Event Location:San Jose, California, USA
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:2003-01-28
Organizer:SPIE - The International Society of Optical Engineering
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W KN - Kommunikation/Navigation
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W KN - Kommunikation/Navigation
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - Vorhaben Multimedia Satellitennetze (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Communication and Navigation > Digital Networks
Deposited By: Dr.-Ing. Dirk Giggenbach
Deposited On:10 Aug 2006
Last Modified:12 Dec 2013 19:58

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