We discuss adaptive optics (AO) role in free-space laser communications with focus on two major challenges: The high cost of AO deployment, and high intensity scintillation levels that are typical for most communication scenarios.
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(010.0010) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric and oceanic optics
(010.1290) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric optics
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2605) Fiber optics and optical communications : Free-space optical communication
M. Vorontsov, T. Weyrauch, G. Carhart, and L. Beresnev, "Adaptive Optics for Free Space Laser Communications," in Lasers, Sources and Related Photonic Devices, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper LSMA1.
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