Principles and Applications of Free Space Optical Communications

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Editors: Arun K. Majumdar; Zabih Ghassemlooy; A. Arockia Bazil Raj 1
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Publication Year: 2019

Free Space Optical (FSO) Communication uses light propagation in free space (air, outer space, and vacuum) to wirelessly transmit data for telecommunications and communication networking. FSO Communication is a key wireless and high-bandwidth technology for high speed large-capacity terrestrial and aerospace communications, which is often chosen as a complement or alternative to radio frequency communication. The propagating optical wave can be influenced negatively by random atmospheric changes such as wind speed, temperature, relative humidity, and pressure, thermal expansion, earthquakes, and high-rise buildings. This edited book covers the principles, challenges, methodologies, techniques, and applications of Free Space Optical Communication for an audience of engineers, researchers, scientists, designers, and advanced students.

Inspec keywords: free-space optical communication

Other keywords: spatial diversity; distributed sensing; quantum-based satellite communication; local weather data; phase turbulence; terrestrial link; optical spatial filtering; aperture averaging; wavelet-based signal processing; relay-assisted systems; signal encryption strategies; space time block codes performance; beam width; partially coherent Gaussian beam; FSO Communication; atmospheric attenuation; microwave photonics; spectral analysis; maximum likelihood thresholds; refractive index; combined channels; free space optical communications; atmospheric turbulence channels; Kalman filter; on-off keyed laser communications; acousto-optic chaos; encrypted chaos propagation; light propagation; beam wandering

Subjects: Free-space optical links; General electrical engineering topics

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