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Photonic Applications Systems Technologies Conference
Baltimore, Maryland United States
May 23-28, 2005
ISBN: 1-55752-770-9
Optical Communication (PThD)

50 Mbps Cat's Eye Modulating Retro-Reflectors for Free-Space Optical Comunications

William S. Rabinovich, Peter G. Goetz, Rita Mahon, Lee Swingen, James Murphy, Charmaine Gilbreath, Steven Binari, and Eugene Waluschka

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Abstract

Modulating retro-reflectors couple passive optical retro-reflectors with electro-optic modulators allowing free-space optical communication with no pointing on one end of the link. We demonstrate a cat's eye multiple quantum well modulating retro-reflector at 50 Mbps.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(010.0010) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric and oceanic optics
(010.1300) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric propagation
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.5590) Optical devices : Quantum-well, -wire and -dot devices

Citation
W. S. Rabinovich, P. G. Goetz, R. Mahon, L. Swingen, J. Murphy, C. Gilbreath, S. Binari, and E. Waluschka, " 50 Mbps Cat's Eye Modulating Retro-Reflectors for Free-Space Optical Comunications," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science and Photonic Applications, Systems and Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper PThD2.
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