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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 19 — Sep. 15, 2008
  • pp: 15059–15068

Experimental evaluation of LED-based solar blind NLOS communication links

Gang Chen, Feras Abou-Galala, Zhengyuan Xu, and Brian M. Sadler  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 19, pp. 15059-15068 (2008)

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Experimental results are reported demonstrating non-line of sight short-range ultraviolet communication link losses, and performance of photon counting detectors, operating in the solar blind spectrum regime. We employ light emitting diodes with divergent beams, a solar blind filter, and a wide field-of-view detector. Signal and noise statistics are characterized, and receiver performance is demonstrated. The effects of transmitter and receiver elevation angles, separation distance, and path loss are included.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(060.2605) Fiber optics and optical communications : Free-space optical communication

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: May 14, 2008
Revised Manuscript: August 19, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: August 27, 2008
Published: September 10, 2008

Gang Chen, Feras Abou-Galala, Zhengyuan Xu, and Brian M. Sadler, "Experimental evaluation of LED-based solar blind NLOS communication links," Opt. Express 16, 15059-15068 (2008)

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