Roadmap to Free Space Optics

Abderrahmen Trichili, Mitchell Cox, Boon S. Ooi, Mohamed-Slim Alouini

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With the ever-increasing demand for data and radio frequency spectrum becoming congested, Free Space Optical (FSO) communication may find a niche for situations where fiber is too expensive or too difficult to install. FSO is a cross-disciplinary field that draws from radio and fiber communication, astronomy, and even quantum optics, and it has seen major advances over the last three decades. In this tutorial-style review, we provide a broad overview of many of the important topics required to design, develop, and research the next generation of FSO technology.
Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America B
StatePublished - Jul 2020


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