A flexible cross-talk simulator for multiple spatial-mode free-space optical communication
Author(s)Shapiro, Jeffrey H.
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Laser communication with both high photon information efficiency (many bits/detected-photon) and high spectral efficiency (many bits/sec-Hz) is impossible with a single spatial-mode free-space link. Achieving these high efficiencies in the same system requires operation with 10's to 1000's of high-transmissivity spatial modes. Such systems will likely be restricted to 1 to 10 km line-of-sight terrestrial paths on which turbulence-induced cross talk will be encountered. In this paper we propose a cross-talk simulator for multiple spatial-mode free-space optical communication that could provide valuable information about the relevant merits of different mode sets when they are employed in conjunction with real modal multiplexers and demultiplexers.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Research Laboratory of Electronics
Proceedings of SPIE--the International Society for Optical Engineering
Shapiro, Jeffrey H. “A Flexible Cross-Talk Simulator for Multiple Spatial-Mode Free-Space Optical Communication.” Edited by Alexander M. J. van Eijk, Christopher C. Davis, and Stephen M. Hammel. Laser Communication and Propagation through the Atmosphere and Oceans III (October 7, 2014). © 2014 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE)
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