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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 16, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 1977
  • pp: 1184–1186

Optical communication at the source bandwidth limit

H. J. Caulfield and Tomas Hirschfeld  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 16, Issue 5, pp. 1184-1186 (1977)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.16.001184


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Abstract

The possible limiting components on optical communication bandwidth are the source, the modulator, the propagation medium, and the detector. It is easy to show that the source bandwidth is the fundamental limit. The possibility of source bandwidth limited communication is demonstrated theoretically and experimentally. The basic principles involved are readily extendable to more practical partial approaches to this limit.

© 1977 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: June 9, 1976
Published: May 1, 1977

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H. J. Caulfield and Tomas Hirschfeld, "Optical communication at the source bandwidth limit," Appl. Opt. 16, 1184-1186 (1977)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-16-5-1184

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