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Free space laser telecommunication through fog

Published inOptica, vol. 5, no. 10, p. 1338-1341
Publication date2018
Abstract

Atmospheric clearness is a key issue for free space optical communications (FSO). We present an active method to achieve FSO through clouds and fog, using ultrashort high-intensity laser filaments. The laser filaments opto-mechanically expel the droplets out of the beam and create a cleared channel for transmitting high-bit-rate telecom data at 1.55 μm. The low energy required for the process allows considering applications to Earth–satellite FSO and secure ground-based optical communication, with classical or quantum protocols.

Keywords
  • Laser
  • Femtoseconde
  • Onde de choc
  • Femtosecond
  • Shockwave
  • FSO
  • Télécommunication
  • Telecommunication
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SCHIMMEL, Guillaume et al. Free space laser telecommunication through fog. In: Optica, 2018, vol. 5, n° 10, p. 1338–1341. doi: 10.1364/OPTICA.5.001338
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ISSN of the journal2334-2536
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