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Journal of the Optical Society of America A

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  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 30, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 2013
  • pp: 2286–2290

Study on the heterodyning scattering of retroreflective free-space optical communication with optical heterodyning

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


JOSA A, Vol. 30, Issue 11, pp. 2286-2290 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.30.002286


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Abstract

Retroreflective free-space optical communication is important because of advantages such as small volume, low weight, and low power consumption. Link failure caused by bad weather conditions will occur because of the attenuated retroreflective signal and the increased scattering of the transmitted light. The scattering effect can be reduced because the physical properties (including polarization, wavefront, and phase) of the scattering signal are different from those of the retroreflective signal. The physical properties of the scattering signal are obtained using a polarization-sensitive Monte Carlo model, and the heterodyning scattering signal is obtained using heterodyning theory. Results show that, with optical heterodyning, the scattering effect is efficiently reduced, and advantages such as better adaptability to bad weather conditions, longer communication range, more compact transceiver design, larger covering area of the optical receiver, and easier target acquisition for the retromodulator than before can also be obtained.

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

ToC Category:
Scattering

History
Original Manuscript: July 29, 2013
Revised Manuscript: September 26, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: September 26, 2013
Published: October 17, 2013

Citation
Honghui Jia, Hongwei Yin, Hailiang Zhang, Xiaofeng Wang, Shengli Chang, and Juncai Yang, "Study on the heterodyning scattering of retroreflective free-space optical communication with optical heterodyning," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 30, 2286-2290 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-30-11-2286

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