Advanced receivers for free-space optical communications

Dominic C. O'Brien, Grahame E. Faulkner, Paul Stavrinou, Gareth Parry, Jacques Bellon, Martin J. Sibley, Vinod A. Lalithambika, Valencia M. Joyner, Rina J. Samsudin, David M. Holburn, Robert J. Mears

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Free space optical communications (FSO) requires receivers with a wide field of view, large collection area and high bandwidth, as well as good rejection of unwanted ambient illumination. At present most of the optoelectronic components used in these systems are designed for fibre-optic systems and as such are not optimal for this application. Work at the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Huddersfield and Imperial College has produced receivers incorporating detectors and preamplifiers specifically optimised for FSO and these show performance beyond that available commercially available. In this paper we describe the design, fabrication and performance of these integrated components. Further, we describe how this performance might scale with further optimisation, and future directions for optical receiver design.

Original languageEnglish
Article number15
Pages (from-to)129-138
Number of pages10
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume5614
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Dec 2004
EventAdvanced Free-Space Optical Communications Techniques and Technologies - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 27 Oct 200428 Oct 2004

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Optoelectronic devices
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O'Brien, D. C., Faulkner, G. E., Stavrinou, P., Parry, G., Bellon, J., Sibley, M. J., ... Mears, R. J. (2004). Advanced receivers for free-space optical communications. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, 5614, 129-138. [15]. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.579518
O'Brien, Dominic C. ; Faulkner, Grahame E. ; Stavrinou, Paul ; Parry, Gareth ; Bellon, Jacques ; Sibley, Martin J. ; Lalithambika, Vinod A. ; Joyner, Valencia M. ; Samsudin, Rina J. ; Holburn, David M. ; Mears, Robert J. / Advanced receivers for free-space optical communications. In: Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. 2004 ; Vol. 5614. pp. 129-138.
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O'Brien DC, Faulkner GE, Stavrinou P, Parry G, Bellon J, Sibley MJ et al. Advanced receivers for free-space optical communications. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. 2004 Dec 8;5614:129-138. 15. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.579518