Free-Space Optical Communications


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Free-Space Optical Communications
1010606Free-Space Optical CommunicationsWhile the fiber is widely used in telecom, the use of free-space optical communication is another promising communications architecture. Two applications are emerging. First, terrestrial communication for enterprise, “last mile,” and “last meter” applications or for temporary applications. The second area that is getting attention is space. Space-to-space and space-to-ground applications are being explored to increase bandwidth, provide security, and reduce the size and mass of components in orbit. Interestingly, the space applications of optical communications derive much of their techn…
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John Lester Miller: Optical Communications Rules of Thumb. Free-Space Optical Communications, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2003), AccessEngineering Export