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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 10 — May. 10, 2010
  • pp: 10500–10509

Experimental demonstration of ultraviolet pulse broadening in short-range non-line-of-sight communication channels

Gang Chen, Zhengyuan Xu, and Brian M. Sadler  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 10, pp. 10500-10509 (2010)

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An experimental test-bed using a narrow-pulsed ultraviolet (UV) laser and high-bandwidth photomultiplier tube was set up to characterize pulse broadening effects in short-range non-line-of-sight (NLOS) scattering communication channels. Pulse broadening is reported as a function of the transmitter elevation angle, transmitter beam angle, receiver elevation angle, receiver field-of-view, and transmitter-receiver distance. The results provide insight into the channel bandwidth and achievable communication data rate.

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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: March 5, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: April 12, 2010
Published: May 5, 2010

Gang Chen, Zhengyuan Xu, and Brian M. Sadler, "Experimental demonstration of ultraviolet pulse broadening in short-range non-line-of-sight communication channels," Opt. Express 18, 10500-10509 (2010)

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