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Journal of the Optical Society of America A

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  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 29, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 2012
  • pp: 2608–2611

Theoretical evaluation of scattering effect on retroreflective free-space optical communication

Hongwei Yin, Tianpeng Lan, Hailiang Zhang, Honghui Jia, Shengli Chang, and Juncai Yang  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 29, Issue 12, pp. 2608-2611 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.29.002608


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Abstract

Retroreflective free-space optical (RFSO) communication is a new concept of optical communication; it consists of an optical transceiver and a retromodulator and has advantages such as light weight, small volume, and low power consumption. The power captured by the receiver consists of two parts: retroreflective and scattering. The retroreflective characteristics are obtained using an analytical formula, the scattering characteristics using a Monte Carlo model. Results show that the scattering power plays an important role in a RFSO communication link, especially when the communication range is long or the meteorological range is short. Some rules are also obtained for the sake of system design, which include increasing the range from the transmitter and the receiver properly, increasing the area of the retromodulator, limiting the field of view of the receiver, and limiting the beam divergence of the transmitter.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(290.1310) Scattering : Atmospheric scattering
(060.2605) Fiber optics and optical communications : Free-space optical communication

ToC Category:
Scattering

History
Original Manuscript: September 10, 2012
Revised Manuscript: November 7, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 7, 2012
Published: November 22, 2012

Citation
Hongwei Yin, Tianpeng Lan, Hailiang Zhang, Honghui Jia, Shengli Chang, and Juncai Yang, "Theoretical evaluation of scattering effect on retroreflective free-space optical communication," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 29, 2608-2611 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-29-12-2608

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