Recent advances in high power mid- and far-wavelength infrared lasers for free space communication

Steven Boyd Slivken*, Manijeh Razeghi

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Link reliability is a significant issue for free space optical links. Inclement weather, such as fog, can seriously reduce the transmission of light through the atmosphere. However, this effect, for some types of fog, is wavelength-dependent. In order to improve link availability in both metro and hostile environments, mid- and far-wavelength infrared diode lasers can be of use. This paper will discuss some of the recent advances in high-power, uncooled quantum cascade lasers and their potential for use in long range and/or highly reliable free space communication links.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationActive and Passive Optical Components for Communications VI
Volume6389
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 28 2006
EventActive and Passive Optical Components for Communications VI - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Oct 3 2006Oct 4 2006

Other

OtherActive and Passive Optical Components for Communications VI
CountryUnited States
CityBoston, MA
Period10/3/0610/4/06

Keywords

  • Far-infrared
  • Free space communication
  • Intersubband laser
  • Mid-infrared
  • Quantum cascade laser

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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