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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2013
  • pp: 2367–2369

Experimental demonstration of the full-wave iterative compensation in free space optical communications

Rudolph Biérent, Marie-Thérèse Velluet, Nicolas Védrenne, and Vincent Michau  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 13, pp. 2367-2369 (2013)

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Long-range free space optical communications suffer from atmospheric turbulence effects. To mitigate them, a bidirectional full-wave compensation technique seems promising. We present an experimental implementation and characterization of this concept on a laboratory breadboard. Experimental results confirm former numerical results for similar propagation conditions. The effects of measurement and control errors are analyzed by numerical modeling.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1080) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Active or adaptive optics
(010.1330) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric turbulence
(060.2605) Fiber optics and optical communications : Free-space optical communication

ToC Category:
Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

Original Manuscript: March 4, 2013
Revised Manuscript: May 27, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: June 3, 2013
Published: June 28, 2013

Rudolph Biérent, Marie-Thérèse Velluet, Nicolas Védrenne, and Vincent Michau, "Experimental demonstration of the full-wave iterative compensation in free space optical communications," Opt. Lett. 38, 2367-2369 (2013)

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